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Age, puberty, body dissatisfaction, and physical activity decline in adolescents. Results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey (KiGGS)

Emily Finne1*, Jens Bucksch13, Thomas Lampert2 and Petra Kolip1

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1 Bielefeld University, School of Public Health, PO Box 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany

2 Robert Koch Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Reporting, General-Pape-Str. 62-66, D-12101 Berlin, Germany

3 University of Stuttgart, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, Allmandring 28, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany

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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, 8:119  doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-119

Published: 27 October 2011

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Model of the direct and mediated effects. Figure - Model of the direct (tau) and mediated (via BDS - alpha, beta) effects of puberty on PA.

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Table 7. Wald chi-square tests of puberty effects on body dissatisfaction (alpha).

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Table 8. ORs for puberty effects on body dissatisfaction (alpha).

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