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Overweight and Obesity Among School Bus Drivers in Rural Arkansas


Associations between obesity and dietary, weight-loss, and physical-activity behaviors and beliefs among school bus drivers (N = 45) in 4 Arkansas garages, June and July, 2017. Data are significant at < .05.

Behavior No Yes
Believe that eating fewer calories is important for health 28.6 80.6
Regularly dieted in past year 54.5 91.7
Currently trying to lose weight 20 77.1
Reduced amount of food eaten to lose weight 33.3 85.2
Increased fruit and vegetable intake to lose weight 47.2 79.2
Met physical activity recommendations 75.9 42.9

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