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American Association on Mental Deficiency (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
American Journal of Mental Deficiency
The prevalence of obesity was determined for 1,152 mentally retarded subjects from four settings. The findings confirmed that obesity was a prevalent condition, with more females than males obese and more mildly to moderately retarded individuals than severely to profoundly retarded persons obese. The prevalence of obesity was also observed to increase generally with age in this sample, although not in a direct linear fashion.
Fox, Robert A. and Rotatori, Anthony F., "Prevalence of Obesity Among Mentally Retarded Adults" (1982). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 272.