‘Girls with a wrong body image to consume more alcohol’
Girls in the age group 14 to 18 years with a wrong body image appear to be more alcohol out than girls who don’t have this.
This is evident from a study that in January 2017, is published in The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The researchers analysed data from the National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System from 2013, where girls have a survey to complete.
These girls are more likely to have at least one drink in their life, to consume and to periods of severe drinking (more than five drinks per hour) than girls who are not the wrong body image.
In this study, it was investigated whether having a so-called body image behavioral misperception (BIBM), either trying to lose, maintain or gain weight without a medical necessity, can be associated with alcohol consumption.
Of the 6.579 female students between 14 and 18 years, to 37.5 percent, a wrong body image, 67,7 percent have at least one time in her life, consumed alcohol, and 17.8 percent in the thirty days preceding the survey, a period of intense drinking experience.
Girls with a wrong body image have from 1.22 as likely to be a heavy drinker. This is the above all or these girls in middle school, whether they depressive symptoms and or the thirty days preceding the survey smoked cigarettes. Also, girls that are dark or African American are more likely to have periods of intense drinking experience.
The researchers argue that the self-reporting of the students, a limitation of the research is.