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Student Health 2005: Gauging the health of Peel's youth

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  • Twenty-eight per cent of all students were classified as being either “at risk of overweight” or “overweight”. Females (72%) were significantly more likely than males (65%) to be classified at a healthy weight.
  • Students’ perceptions of their weight were quite different than their measured weights. Only 39% of students felt their body was about the right size. Almost one half (49%) of female students thought they were either a bit or much too fat while only slightly more than one-quarter (28%) of males felt the same way.
  • In general, females were also more likely than males to have done something to change their weight in the last month. Females were significantly more likely than males to have used weight change methods including not eating certain foods (38% and 16% respectively) and skipping meals (17% and 6% respectively).

Chapter 2 - Eating Habits, Body Weight and Physical Activity (PDF 158KB, 40 pages)

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