Perceptions about body image and sizes among black African girls living in Cape Town

SOURCE: Ethnicity & Disease
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Puoane, L.Tsolekile, N.Steyn
KEYWORDS: AFRICAN PEOPLE, BODY IMAGE, CAPE TOWN, GIRLS, IDENTITY, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6244
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4363
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4363

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Abstract

this study shows that opinions and beliefs about body image start in adolescence. It is therefore important to consider these perceptions when designing interventions for preventing obesity and other chronic non-communicable diseases during early childhood.