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Relationship of child-feeding practices to overweight in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Jul; 104(7):1110-9.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship of child-feeding practices and other factors to overweight in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children.

DESIGN

Cross-sectional survey with anthropometric measurements of mothers and target children. Trained bilingual staff interviewed the parents to collect data on child-feeding strategies, food patterns, child's health history, parental acculturation level, food insecurity, and other household characteristics. Subjects and setting Complete data were available from 204 low-income Mexican-American parents residing in California with at least one child aged 3 to 5 years. Outcomes measured Risk of overweight was defined as body mass index (BMI) (measured as weight [in kilograms]/height [in meters](2)) >/=85th percentile and overweight was defined as BMI >/=95th percentile. The Student t test, chi(2) test, and logistic regression were used.

RESULTS

Three variables were positively related to risk of overweight: birth weight (odds ratio [OR], 2.31; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.11 to 4.82), mother's BMI >/=30 (OR, 2.05; 95% CI, 1.11 to 3.79), and juice intake (OR, 2.33; 95% CI, 1.09 to 4.98). Being enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children was negatively related to risk of overweight (OR, 0.40; 95% CI, 0.21 to 0.75). Additional variables related to overweight were monthly income >$1,500 (OR, 2.33; 95% CI, 1.00 to 5.42) and child takes food from the refrigerator between meals (OR, 0.32; 95% CI, 0.13 to 0.76).

CONCLUSIONS

The results of this study suggest that biological and socioeconomic factors are more associated with overweight in Mexican-American preschool-aged children than most of the self-reported child-feeding strategies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Human Nutrition, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15215770

Citation

Melgar-Quiñonez, Hugo R., and Lucia L. Kaiser. "Relationship of Child-feeding Practices to Overweight in Low-income Mexican-American Preschool-aged Children." Journal of the American Dietetic Association, vol. 104, no. 7, 2004, pp. 1110-9.
Melgar-Quiñonez HR, Kaiser LL. Relationship of child-feeding practices to overweight in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004;104(7):1110-9.
Melgar-Quiñonez, H. R., & Kaiser, L. L. (2004). Relationship of child-feeding practices to overweight in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 104(7), 1110-9.
Melgar-Quiñonez HR, Kaiser LL. Relationship of Child-feeding Practices to Overweight in Low-income Mexican-American Preschool-aged Children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004;104(7):1110-9. PubMed PMID: 15215770.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relationship of child-feeding practices to overweight in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children. AU - Melgar-Quiñonez,Hugo R, AU - Kaiser,Lucia L, PY - 2004/6/25/pubmed PY - 2004/7/31/medline PY - 2004/6/25/entrez SP - 1110 EP - 9 JF - Journal of the American Dietetic Association JO - J Am Diet Assoc VL - 104 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship of child-feeding practices and other factors to overweight in low-income Mexican-American preschool-aged children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey with anthropometric measurements of mothers and target children. Trained bilingual staff interviewed the parents to collect data on child-feeding strategies, food patterns, child's health history, parental acculturation level, food insecurity, and other household characteristics. Subjects and setting Complete data were available from 204 low-income Mexican-American parents residing in California with at least one child aged 3 to 5 years. Outcomes measured Risk of overweight was defined as body mass index (BMI) (measured as weight [in kilograms]/height [in meters](2)) >/=85th percentile and overweight was defined as BMI >/=95th percentile. The Student t test, chi(2) test, and logistic regression were used. RESULTS: Three variables were positively related to risk of overweight: birth weight (odds ratio [OR], 2.31; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.11 to 4.82), mother's BMI >/=30 (OR, 2.05; 95% CI, 1.11 to 3.79), and juice intake (OR, 2.33; 95% CI, 1.09 to 4.98). Being enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children was negatively related to risk of overweight (OR, 0.40; 95% CI, 0.21 to 0.75). Additional variables related to overweight were monthly income >$1,500 (OR, 2.33; 95% CI, 1.00 to 5.42) and child takes food from the refrigerator between meals (OR, 0.32; 95% CI, 0.13 to 0.76). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that biological and socioeconomic factors are more associated with overweight in Mexican-American preschool-aged children than most of the self-reported child-feeding strategies. SN - 0002-8223 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15215770/Relationship_of_child_feeding_practices_to_overweight_in_low_income_Mexican_American_preschool_aged_children_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -