Research :: Socioeconomic Patterning of Smoking, Sedentary Lifestyle & Overweight Status Among Adolescents: in Norway and the United States

Increased efforts are needed to promote adolescent health in all areas investigated in this study. Differences both in prevalence and socioeconomic patterning between Norway and the United States indicate that the major challenges differ between the two countries. The results also emphasize the need to undertake joint efforts to use measurements that make national data sets comparable across countries.

Friestad, C., Pirkis, J., Biehl, M., & Irwin, C. E., Jr. (2003). Socioeconomic patterning of smoking, sedentary lifestyle and overweight status among adolescents in Norway and the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health, 33(4), 275-8.

TOPIC(S)

Data and Monitoring, Overweight, Risky Behavior, Social Determinants of Health, Socio-demographic disparities

DATE POSTED

February 8, 2003

AUTHOR(S)

Christine Friestad, Jane Pirkis, Michael Biehl & Charles E. Irwin, Jr.

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