Behavioral Symptoms of Eating Disorders in Native Americans

Volume 44, Issue 6

About the Course:

This article exams the prevalence and correlates (gender, Body Mass Index) of disordered eating in American Indian/Native American (AI/NA) and white young adults.


Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

September 2011


Ruth H. Striegel-Moore, PhD; Francine Rosselli, PhD; Niki Holtzman, BA; Lisa Dierker, PhD; Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, ScM; Gyda Swaney, PhD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health or mental health professionals including psychologists, social workers, and counselors who seek knowledge about eating problems in ethnic minority populations, in particular Indigenous peoples of the United States.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the estimated prevalence of behavioral symptoms of eating disorders in American Indian/Native American (AI/NA) young adult women and men and compare it to the estimated prevalence of these symptoms in White populations.

  2. Describe sex differences in the prevalence of eating disorder symptoms in AI/NA.

  3. Interpret limitations inherent in the Add Health survey for studying the prevalence of eating disorder symptoms.

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