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Psychiatria Danubina, Vol.21 No.3 June 2009. -

Background: Adolescence is a period of significant physical, emotional and intellectual changes, as well as changes in social roles, relations and expectations.

Objective: Our objective was to inquire into eating attitudes among female adolescents.

Subjects and method: The sample consisted of female adolescents, age of 16-17, attending first grade Economic and Medical Secondary School pupils in Banja Luka, 2007. Survey questionnaire 16 questions is a scale for self-rating of eating disorders designed by the author. Response rate was 389 out of 419 92.8%.

Results: Eight point seven per cent of the female adolescents had a Body Mass Index BMI less than 18.5. More than half want to be thinner, while 1-3 of adolescents accepted themselves whether thin or obese. Forty-seven percent 47% of adolescents exercise sometimes, 15.4% exercise often while 1-5 goes on a diet

sometimes or regularly. About 43% adolescents are sometimes or often terrified about being overweight, while 60% sometimes or often lose weight. About 2-3 adolescents are not satisfied with their figure. One-half of the adolescents are terrified of increasing their weight.

There is a statistically significant relation between female adolescents with, and female adolescents without control in eating, in both schools p



Author: Marija Burgić-Radmanović - ; Psychiatric Clinic, Clinical Center Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Živana Gavrić - ; The Pub

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