Body and health perception for obesity in young adults
Background: To identify the body and health perception and its relationship with obesity in a group of young adults.
Methods: This is an analytical study performed on 1,073 young adults from Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, through a questionnaire whose data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and logistic regression. The Ethics Committee approved the study under opinion nº 263.271/ 2013.
Results: Results showed that women with obesity tended to perceive their condition more and evidenced greater body dissatisfaction than men. In addition, they were associated with obesity, self-perception of overweight and body satisfaction.
Conclusion: Young people with obesity perceive their condition and are dissatisfied with it.
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