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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 648152, 14 pages
The Impact of Ethnic-Immigrant Status and Obesity-Related Risk Factors on Behavioral Problems among US Children and Adolescents
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Room 18-41, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, USA
Received 30 October 2012; Accepted 12 December 2012
Academic Editors: G. Mastrangelo and J. Oei
Copyright © 2012 Gopal K. Singh and Stella M. Yu. 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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