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Attempts to Lose Weight Among Adolescents Aged 16-19 in the United States, 2013-2016.

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Summary of "Attempts to Lose Weight Among Adolescents Aged 16-19 in the United States, 2013-2016."

Approximately 24% of U.S. adolescents attempted to lose weight during 2009-2010, and studies show that girls are more likely than boys to attempt weight loss (1,2). Adolescents are known to use multiple weight loss and weight control practices (3). This report describes the percentage of U.S. adolescents who tried to lose weight in the past year from 2013 through 2016 by sex, race and Hispanic origin, and weight status. Methods of intentional weight loss are also reported.

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Name: NCHS data brief
ISSN: 1941-4927
Pages: 1-8

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