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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 206074, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/206074
Clinical Study

Obesity and Preference-Weighted Quality of Life of Ethnically Diverse Middle School Children: The HEALTHY Study

1Social and Health Research Center, 1302 South Saint Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
2Biostatistics Center, The George Washington University, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

Received 11 January 2013; Accepted 17 May 2013

Academic Editor: Jennifer A. O'Dea

Copyright © 2013 R. P. Treviño et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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