Differences in risk factors for binge eating by socioeconomic status in a community-based sample of adolescents: Findings from Project EAT

About the Course:

Binge eating is prevalent among adolescents from varying socioeconomic backgrounds and is associated with numerous adverse outcomes. However, it remains unclear whether risk factors for binge eating vary by socioeconomic status (SES). The study on which this course is based explores the prevalence of several well-known risk factors for binge eating among a community-based sample of adolescents from Project EAT. Further, the study examines the extent to which the impact of these risk factors on subsequent binge eating differs by SES. It is essential for providers to be cognizant of risk factors and specific SES-related stressors that may differentially impact youth from diverse backgrounds.

Publication Date:

June 2019

Course Material Authors

Caroline West
Andrea Goldschmidt, PhD
Susan Mason, PhD
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD

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This course is recommended for mental health professionals who seek knowledge on the differences in risk factors for bing eating based on socioeconomic status. This course is intended for an advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence rates of several risk factors for binge eating among adolescents and how they differ by socioeconomic status.

  2. Describe how the impact of several risk factors on the development of binge eating differs by socioeconomic status.

  3. Discuss implications this may have for prevention and intervention methods among diverse populations.

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Course Number 102419
1 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $6.97
5 out of 5
2 members have taken this course