Biomedical Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 7-1-2017


This study evaluated the relationship between weight status, demographic variables and HRQOL in New Mexico adolescents. This secondary analysis uses baseline data from 991 adolescents in the 9th and 10th grades enrolled in the ACTION PAC clinical trial. HRQOL was assessed using the validated Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Version 4.0 (PedsQL 4.0). Body mass index (BMI) percentiles were calculated from anthropometric measurements, and demographic variables (age, sex, race/ethnicity and household income) were obtained via self-report. Obese adolescents (BMI ≥ 95th percentile) had lower total (pthpercentile) adolescents. Males reported higher total (p


Health-Related Quality of Life, Obese, Overweight, Adolescents, Sex, Race, Household income

Document Type




Degree Name

Biomedical Sciences

Level of Degree


Department Name

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

First Committee Member (Chair)

Shiraz I.Mishra, MBBS, PhD

Second Committee Member

Alberta Kong, MD, MPH

Third Committee Member

Denece Kesler, MD, MPH

Fourth Committee Member

Olivia Hopkins, MD, MSCR

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