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Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study.

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dc.contributor.author Kelly, Colette
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-22T13:33:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-22T13:33:51Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-01
dc.identifier.citation Haug, E., Rasmussen, M., Samdal, O., Iannotti, R., Kelly, C., Borraccino, A., Vereecken, C., Melkevik, O., Lazzeri, G., Giacchi, M., Ercan, O., Due, P., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Currie, C., Morgan, A., Ahluwalia, N. & the HBSC Obesity Writing Group 2009. Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study. International Journal of Public Health, 54, s167-179. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1661-8564
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2868
dc.description.abstract Objectives - To examine overweight prevalence and its association with demographic and lifestyle factors in 11-15 year olds in the HBSC 2005-2006 survey. Methods - Self-reports of height, weight, eating patterns, physical activity and sedentary behaviours were obtained from nationally representative samples in 41 countries (n=205,939). Results - Overweight prevalence was highest in USA (28.8%) and lowest in Latvia (7.6%). In most countries, overweight was more prevalent in boys than girls. Overweight was consistently negatively associated with breakfast consumption and moderate to vigorous physical activity; OR range: 0.48-0.79 and 0.50-0.78, respectively. Conclusion Overweight prevalence in youth remained high across the countries examined. The primary factors linked to overweight were breakfast consumption and physical activity. These data should contribute to formulating preventive programs and policies. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Birkhäuser Verlag en_US
dc.subject School children en_US
dc.subject Overweight prevalence en_US
dc.subject Eatting patterns en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.subject Sedentary behaviours en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00038-009-5408-6
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-009-5408-6 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder Department of Health and Children en_US

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