Body Image Varies Greatly among Asian Groups
Bates, Betsy, Clinical Psychiatry News
WAIKOLOA, HAWAII -- Studies of weight and body image that categorize Asians as a unified ethnic category miss enormous differences between ethnic groups, Dr. Alayne Yates reported at a meeting sponsored by the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Failing to distinguish between individuals of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, and Native Hawaiian descent "masks important between-group differences and hampers multiethnic research in the Pacific region," said Dr. Yates, professor of psychiatry and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
Dr. Yates and her associates measured the body mass index (BMI) of 933 community college students from Honolulu and Jefferson City, Mo., and then administered the Figure Drawing …
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Publication information: Article title: Body Image Varies Greatly among Asian Groups. Contributors: Bates, Betsy - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 32. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2004. Page number: 50. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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