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Obesity, Overweightness, and Depressive Symptomology Among American Indian Youth.

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Summary of "Obesity, Overweightness, and Depressive Symptomology Among American Indian Youth."

Despite evidence that American Indian adolescents are at a heightened risk of obesity/overweightness and experiencing depression, relative to other groups, there exists a dearth of studies that have examined the association between objective and perceptual measures of obesity and overweightness and depression with this understudied group. Our study represents one of the first studies to examine this association among American Indian youth.

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Name: Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities
ISSN: 2196-8837
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