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Economic Differences in Risk Factors for Obesity Among Overweight and Obese Children

Authors
 Hee Soon Kim  ;  Ok Kyung Ham  ;  Mi Na Jang  ;  Hyun Jung Yun  ;  Jiyoung Park 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF SCHOOL NURSING, Vol.30(4) : 281-291, 2014 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF SCHOOL NURSING 
ISSN
 1059-8405 
Issue Date
2014
MeSH
Child ; Comorbidity ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Depression/epidemiology ; Depression/psychology ; Family/psychology ; Female ; Humans ; Life Style ; Male ; Metabolic Syndrome/epidemiology ; Metabolic Syndrome/psychology ; Obesity/epidemiology ; Obesity/psychology ; Overweight/epidemiology* ; Overweight/psychology ; Poverty/psychology ; Poverty/statistics & numerical data* ; Prevalence ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology ; Risk Factors ; Self Concept ; Social Behavior ; Socioeconomic Factors
Keywords
children ; health status disparities ; low income ; obesity
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to identify the economic differences in familial, physiological, psychological, and lifestyle characteristics associated with overweight and obese children in South Korea. A total of 407 overweight and obese children participated in the study. The obesity rate was 69.0% and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) was 33.3% in the low-income bracket, and the prevalence of MS was 27.2% for the population. The children in the low-income group were more prone to have poor eating behavior and more likely to spend more than 2 hr viewing television. They also were more likely to have lower self-esteem and more depressive symptoms. School nurses should understand that risk factors for childhood obesity are more prevalent in low-income groups, which will eventually aggravate health disparities between socioeconomic status groups. Therefore, prevention programs for childhood obesity, which target high-risk groups of such children need to be developed and prioritized.
Full Text
http://jsn.sagepub.com/content/30/4/281.long
DOI
10.1177/1059840513509839
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Hee Soon(김희순) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6656-0308
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/99689
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