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Title: [Model for predicting childhood obesity from diet and physical activity]
Other Titles: Modelo de prediccion de obesidad en ninos a partir de variables dieteticas y actividad fisica.
Author: Larrosa-Haro A
Gonzalez-Perez GJ
Vasquez-Garibay EM
Romero-Velarde E
Chavez-Palencia C
Salazar-Preciado LL
Lizarraga-Corona E
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: BACKGROUND: If obesity results from the interaction of variables that involve the subject and his environment, the alternatives to face the problem could be very diverse. The objective of this study was to seek for the best predictive model of childhood obesity from energy ingestion, dietary habits and physical activity. METHODS: Case control study of 99 obese and 100 healthy weight children (Center for Diseases Control criteria). Energy ingestion was estimated by means of a 24-hour recall, dietary and physical activity habits by validated questionnaires. A logistic regression analysis was made. RESULTS: Variables independently associated to obesity were higher energy ingestion; lower frequency in mealtimes; having the afternoon lunch outside home; higher frequency of consumption of fat, junk food and sweetened beverages; lower time of moderate physical activity at school and at home; and increased time for homework and watching TV. The variables included in the regression model were energy intake; frequency of ingestion of fat, junk foods and sweetened beverages; and physical activity at home and at school. CONCLUSION: The diversity of associated variables underlines the complexity and multi-causal condition of obesity.; Publisher: Abstract available from the publisher.; Language: Spanish
ISSN: 0443-5117; 0443-5117
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