Influence of body image in urbanized areas: differences in long-term changes in teenage body mass index between boys and girls in Japan
AbstractJapanese prefecture level panel data for the period 1986–2003 was used to analyze and compare the determinants of teenage body mass index (BMI) by sex. Major findings through random effects estimation were as follows: BMI was not influenced by the degree of population density in males and younger females. However, the BMI of 16-year-old females was markedly lower in more densely populated residential areas. These findings suggest that girls who reach adolescence are more likely to diet and that this tendency is more distinct in more urbanized areas. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2012
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Body mass index; Diet; Body image; Personal satisfaction; I10; I30; R11;
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- Yamamura, Eiji, 2010. "Influence of body image in urbanized areas: Differences in long-term changes in teenage body mass index between boys and girls in Japan," MPRA Paper 23436, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
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