Weight Status in US Youth: The Role of Activity, Diet, and Sedentary Behaviors
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 35, Number 6, November 2011 , pp. 756-764(9)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives: To assess associations of physical activity, diet, and sedentary behaviors with overweight and obesity. Methods: Analyses of the NHANES 2003-06 were conducted among 2368 US adolescents, ages 12-19. Self-reported diet and sedentary behavior measures were used; physical activity was assessed using accelerometers. Results: Television/video viewing (OR=1.84; CI=1.24, 2.69), physical activity (OR=0.75; CI=0.59, 0.95), and fiber intake (OR=0.96; CI=0.92, 0.99) were associated with obesity whereas television/video viewing was a risk factor for overweight (OR=1.57; CI=1.1, 2.63). Conclusions: Findings using accelerometer-measured physical activity are consistent with results from other studies using self-reported measurements. No interactions with ethnicity and gender were found.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Doctoral student at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 2: School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 3: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD
Publication date: 2011-11-01
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