Eating attitudes in a diverse sample of Israeli adolescent females: A comparison study

Y. Latzer, O. Tzischinsky

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Abstract

Objectives: To estimate the eating attitudes in Israeli Jewish female adolescents. Methods: A representative sample of 1270 females in grades 7-12 from five different Israeli schools from five different residential areas were assessed by EAT-26. Results: Of the total sample, 19.5% were ident ified as having abnormal eating attitudes. In terms of age, the 16 year olds were found to have the significantly highest rate of total and positive EAT-26 scores. As for school subgroups, the secular boarding schools had the significantly highest rate and the kibbutz had the lowest rate of positive EAT-26 scores for the total and for all subscales. Discussion: EAT-26 was foun d to be a useful tool for screening and identifying at-risk groups in a large adolescent Israeli population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-323
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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