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References for the key publications about overweight and obesity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are listed here.
This article examines the body image concerns of Aboriginal adolescents between the ages of 12-16 years. Body image dissatisfaction was measured using the Body Image Scale and the Body Change Inventory Scale. It was found among the Indigenous adolescents surveyed, that there were no gender differences in body image importance and body image dissatisfaction. It was found however, that males placed more importance on muscle size and strength than females, and rural youth placed more importance on weight than urban youth. The findings suggest that Indigenous youth are less concerned and dissatisfied with body weight and shape than Caucasian adolescents.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract