Association between Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Height with Obesity in Low-Income Chilean Children in the Transition from Preschool to First Grade

Kain J.; Orellana, Y; Leyton B.; Taibo M.; Vio, F

Abstract

This study determined the percentage of obesity among lower-income Chilean children 4-6 years of age, by socioeconomic vulnerability (family score assessing the children's risk of becoming poor) and height. The sample included 17,080 children with anthropometry at 4, 5, and 6 years of age, and three categories of socioeconomic vulnerability. Body mass index Z-score (BMI Z), % obesity, height/age Z-score (HAZ) by socioeconomic vulnerability/sex, the effect of socioeconomic vulnerability on BMI Z and HAZ by age/sex, and BMI Z and % obesity at 4-6 years, according to initial height, were determined. Between 4-6 years, % obesity is very high, especially among the less-vulnerable and taller children. Preventive measures should prioritize this group.

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Título según WOS: Association between Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Height with Obesity in Low-Income Chilean Children in the Transition from Preschool to First Grade
Título según SCOPUS: Association between Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Height with Obesity in Low-Income Chilean Children in the Transition from Preschool to First Grade
Título de la Revista: ECOLOGY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION
Volumen: 53
Número: 3
Editorial: TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 241
Página final: 255
Idioma: English
DOI:

10.1080/03670244.2013.813848

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS