Reduced quality of life in very overweight Mexican American adolescents

J Adolesc Health. 2007 Apr;40(4):366-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2006.10.015. Epub 2007 Feb 5.


Quality of life (Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory, PedsQL) was assessed for 175 Mexican American adolescents with measured height and weight used to determine body mass index (BMI) percentile/weight classification. Main effects for weight classification were detected using One-way ANOVAs (p < .05 for total, physical, and psychosocial), with the heaviest adolescents demonstrating the lowest ratings.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / ethnology*
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mexican Americans / psychology*
  • Obesity / ethnology*
  • Obesity / psychology*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Texas / epidemiology