An approach to the study of obesity and depression in a sample of Mexican adolescents in northern Mexico

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Cecilia Meza Peña Edith Gerardina Pompa Guajardo


The study investigates the prevalence of obesity and depression, and the strength of association between variables in a sample of adolescents in the North of Mexico. A sample of 849 adolescents was evaluated with the Depression Scale for Children. The results showed a high prevalence of depressive symptoms in adolescents who are overweight and obese (57.9%). The Obesity is not related statistically with the Depression rate and no association between variables was found when calculated by gender. The study could not confirm a relationship between obesity and depression, but the high prevalence of depressive symptoms in the studied population is of special interest, no matter the weight group they belong.

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MEZA PEÑA, Cecilia; POMPA GUAJARDO, Edith Gerardina. An approach to the study of obesity and depression in a sample of Mexican adolescents in northern Mexico. CIENCIA ergo-sum, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 3, ago. 2018. ISSN 2395-8782. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 08 ago. 2022 doi:
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