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  • behaviour
  • To put the last behaviour in context, recent figures indicate that 11% of adolescent girls age 15-19 in the US in 2002 had ever engaged in anal sex (Lindberg et al. (voxeu.org)
  • healthy
  • Members of SAM will discuss how they canhelp create environments for children and adolescents that focus on improvingaccess to affordable healthy foods and provide opportunities for safe physicalactivity in schools and communities. (medindia.net)
  • We also wanted to determine the occurrence of overweight in asthmatic compared to healthy adolescents. (uio.no)
  • The intake of sugar-containing soft drinks was significantly higher in adolescents with asthma compared to healthy adolescents, as also was the intake of snacks. (uio.no)
  • The higher consumption of sugar-containing soft drinks and snacks compared to healthy controls suggest a less healthy diet in asthmatic adolescents. (uio.no)
  • recommended-weight
  • These studies have found that girls who are overweight or obese are more likely than their recommended-weight peers to delay engaging in sexual intercourse (Cawley et al. (voxeu.org)
  • However, overweight or obese girls are not less likely to have sex under the influence of alcohol, and once they have had vaginal intercourse, their consistency of condom use is no different from that of their recommended-weight peers. (voxeu.org)
  • Our most striking finding however, is that overweight or obese girls are at least 15% more likely than their recommended-weight peers to have had anal intercourse. (voxeu.org)
  • worse
  • We know that students who are reporting themselves as overweight could get worse," said Executive Director of KIDS COUNT Elizabeth Burke Bryant, an adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions. (browndailyherald.com)
  • Results
  • Our results suggest that overweight adolescent girls are less adjusted with regard to their sexual attitudes and present with more psychopathology as measured by the OSIQ compared with their peers of average weight. (sajp.org.za)
  • Results Students in the higher and middle tertiles of residential density had a 2.17-fold (95% CI 1.41 to 3.33) and 1.89-fold (95% CI 1.22 to 2.92) higher likelihood of being overweight, respectively, compared with those in the lower tertile. (bmj.com)
  • The results showed a 64% increased risk for overweight men compared to men of low normal weight, or a 5% increased risk per per 1 kg/m2 increase in BMI. (blogspot.com)
  • less
  • Given the high prevalence and public health importance of STDs, the importance of peer networks in adolescents' lives, and economic theory suggesting that girls who are perceived (or perceive themselves) as less attractive will be willing to incur greater risks in order to attract a partner. (voxeu.org)
  • The authors also found that as a result of being less sexually active, overweight or obese girls are less likely to have vaginal intercourse without a condom. (voxeu.org)
  • fitness
  • Fitness was estimated using 3-min step test and PA and SB participation and social support for PA were self-reported in 407 adolescents. (mdpi.com)
  • While fitness varied by sex, weight status, and region, SB participation and parent/peer support for PA, not PA participation itself, predicted fitness in rural Ecuadorean adolescents. (mdpi.com)
  • Even by high school age (mean age: 16 years), relationships between overweight/obese status and increased functional limitation [ 1 ] and poorer cardiorespiratory fitness [ 12 ] have been established in adolescents. (hindawi.com)
  • Aerobic exercise and/or resistance training programs have been shown to improve cardiorespiratory fitness [ 15 - 18 ] and muscle strength [ 19 - 22 ] in overweight/obese adolescents in many controlled trials. (hindawi.com)
  • It is thus clear that high intensity aerobic or resistance programs are beneficial to physical fitness in overweight and obese youth. (hindawi.com)