Measurement matters in the association between early adolescent depressive symptoms and body mass index.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


General hospital psychiatry, Volume 30, Issue 5, p.458-66 (2008)


2008, Adolescent, Age Factors, Bias (Epidemiology), Body Height, Body Mass Index, Body Weight, Child, Cohort Studies, Comorbidity, Depressive Disorder, Female, Humans, Male, Obesity, Overweight, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, Self Disclosure, Sex Factors, Washington


The objectives of this study were to examine associations between depressive symptoms and body mass over 1 year during early adolescence and to assess how the associations might differ depending upon whether self-reported or directly measured height and weight were used.