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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 180176, 9 pages
Overweight Adolescents’ Self-Perceived Weight and Weight Control Behaviour: HBSC Study in Finland 1994–2010
Department of Health Sciences, Research Center for Health Promotion, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland
Received 4 November 2011; Revised 15 February 2012; Accepted 26 March 2012
Academic Editor: Pedro J. Teixeira
Copyright © 2012 Kristiina Ojala 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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