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The Relationship of Body Mass Index and Weight Perception on Physical Activity Among a National Sample of Female Adolescents

Location: Room 104, McMurrich Building, 12 Queen's Park Crescent

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Presenter: Lorrie Dixon, Msc

In this seminar, Lorrie Dixon will present findings from her recently completed thesis, which evaluated the relationship of body mass index (BMI) and body weight perception to physical activity in Canadian, female adolescents. Data were derived from a national study of barriers to physical activity among youth in 2002. A total of 893 females aged 13 to 18 completed the survey. Results and implications will be discussed.

Presented by the Physical Activity Research Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto. For more information please visit