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Ecological risk factors of childhood obesity in Korean elementary school students

Authors
 Bongjeong Kim ; Chung Yul Lee ; Gwang Suk Kim ; Chang Gi Park ; Il Sun Ko ; Hee Soon Kim 
Citation
 Western Journal of Nursing Research, Vol.34(7) : 952~972, 2012 
Journal Title
 Western Journal of Nursing Research 
ISSN
 0193-9459 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine ecological correlates of obesity among Korean children. Cross-sectional data, including measurements of height and weight, were collected by questionnaire from 1,644 children in the fifth and sixth grades. A multiple logistic regression model incorporating individual- and school-level variables determined factors of childhood obesity. Intrapersonal factors associated with obesity included gender, computer use, and dissatisfaction with body image; significant interpersonal factors included low level of the father's education and encouragement to engage in physical activity. School-level factors that were significant predictors included location in Gyeonggi province, having two or more school exercise facilities, physical-education classes of 2 hr per week, higher fat content of school lunch, and higher number of classes in the school. The findings indicate that multifaceted, multilevel prevention strategies to manage and prevent childhood obesity should include behavioral modification, familial support, and improvement of school environments.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/92012
DOI
10.1177/0193945911401430
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1. 연구논문 > 3. College of Nursing > Dept. of Nursing Environment Systems
1. 연구논문 > 3. College of Nursing > Dept. of Clinical Nursing
1. 연구논문 > 3. College of Nursing > Dept. of Family Health Care
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 http://wjn.sagepub.com/content/34/7/952.abstract
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