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Racial and ethnic differentials in overweight and obesity among 3-year-old children.
Am J Public Health 2007; 97(2):298-305AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

We estimated racial/ethnic differences in overweight and obesity in a national sample of 3-year-olds from urban, low-income families and assessed possible determinants of differences.

METHODS

Survey, in-home observation, and interview data were collected at birth, 1 year, and 3 years. We used logistic regression analyses and adjusted for a range of covariates in examining overweight and obesity differentials according to race/ethnicity.

RESULTS

Thirty-five percent of the study children were overweight or obese. Hispanic children were twice as likely as either Black or White children to be overweight or obese. Although we controlled for a wide variety of characteristics, we were unable to explain either White-Hispanic or Black-Hispanic differences in overweight and obesity. However, birthweight, taking a bottle to bed, and mother's weight status were important predictors of children's overweight or obesity at age 3 years.

CONCLUSIONS

Children's problems with overweight and obesity begin as early as age 3, and Hispanic children and those with obese mothers are especially at risk.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53726, USA. kimbro@wisc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17194857

Citation

Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert, et al. "Racial and Ethnic Differentials in Overweight and Obesity Among 3-year-old Children." American Journal of Public Health, vol. 97, no. 2, 2007, pp. 298-305.
Kimbro RT, Brooks-Gunn J, McLanahan S. Racial and ethnic differentials in overweight and obesity among 3-year-old children. Am J Public Health. 2007;97(2):298-305.
Kimbro, R. T., Brooks-Gunn, J., & McLanahan, S. (2007). Racial and ethnic differentials in overweight and obesity among 3-year-old children. American Journal of Public Health, 97(2), pp. 298-305.
Kimbro RT, Brooks-Gunn J, McLanahan S. Racial and Ethnic Differentials in Overweight and Obesity Among 3-year-old Children. Am J Public Health. 2007;97(2):298-305. PubMed PMID: 17194857.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Racial and ethnic differentials in overweight and obesity among 3-year-old children. AU - Kimbro,Rachel Tolbert, AU - Brooks-Gunn,Jeanne, AU - McLanahan,Sara, Y1 - 2006/12/28/ PY - 2006/12/30/pubmed PY - 2007/2/3/medline PY - 2006/12/30/entrez SP - 298 EP - 305 JF - American journal of public health JO - Am J Public Health VL - 97 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVES: We estimated racial/ethnic differences in overweight and obesity in a national sample of 3-year-olds from urban, low-income families and assessed possible determinants of differences. METHODS: Survey, in-home observation, and interview data were collected at birth, 1 year, and 3 years. We used logistic regression analyses and adjusted for a range of covariates in examining overweight and obesity differentials according to race/ethnicity. RESULTS: Thirty-five percent of the study children were overweight or obese. Hispanic children were twice as likely as either Black or White children to be overweight or obese. Although we controlled for a wide variety of characteristics, we were unable to explain either White-Hispanic or Black-Hispanic differences in overweight and obesity. However, birthweight, taking a bottle to bed, and mother's weight status were important predictors of children's overweight or obesity at age 3 years. CONCLUSIONS: Children's problems with overweight and obesity begin as early as age 3, and Hispanic children and those with obese mothers are especially at risk. SN - 1541-0048 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17194857/Racial_and_ethnic_differentials_in_overweight_and_obesity_among_3_year_old_children_ L2 - http://www.ajph.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2005.080812?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -