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Addict Behav. 1990;15(1):65-8.

Parents' accuracy in estimating child weight status.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602.

Abstract

Mothers of 107 preschool children estimated their child's weight status, and the accuracy of these estimates was examined. The majority of mothers (72%) were accurate. Of those who were inaccurate, 83% had underestimated the child's weight status, whereas only 17% had overestimated. Mothers of heavier children were more likely to underestimate their child's weight status.

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