Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption, BMI, and Weight Perception in Women Aged 20-29 Years

by Komm, Andrea Renee

Abstract (Summary)
Alcohol consumption and overweight in women are both becoming more prevalent in the United States. Data from NHANES 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 was collected consisting of non-pregnant women between the ages of 20 and 29 years. Variables measured were BMI, drinking occasions, drinking consumption per week, and women?s perception of their weight. Data was analyzed using chi-square in application to SUDAAN to test significance between variables. Results indicated a correlation between weight perception and drinking occasions per week (p-value 0.013). Nutrition implications suggested that individuals who were classified as overweight had more drinking occasions than individuals classified as underweight.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Brent J. Fountain

School:Mississippi State University

School Location:USA - Mississippi

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:food science nutrition and health promotion


Date of Publication:04/27/2007

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