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Differences in lifestyle behaviors, dietary habits, and familial factors among normal-weight, overweight, and obese Chinese children and adolescents.
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012 Oct 02; 9:120.IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Pediatric obesity has become a global public health problem. Data on the lifestyle behaviors, dietary habits, and familial factors of overweight and obese children and adolescents are limited. The present study aims to compare health-related factors among normal-weight, overweight, and obese Chinese children and adolescents.

METHODS

We conducted a cross-sectional study consisted of 4262 children and adolescents aged 5-18 years old from rural areas of the northeast China. Anthropometric measurements and self-reported information on health-related variables, such as physical activities, sleep duration, dietary habits, family income, and recognition of weight status from the views of both children and parents, were collected by trained personnel.

RESULTS

The prevalence rates of overweight and obesity were 15.3 and 6.4%, respectively. Compared to girls, boys were more commonly overweight (17.5% vs. 12.9%) and obese (9.5% vs. 3.1%). Approximately half of the parents with an overweight or obese child reported that they failed to recognize their child's excess weight status, and 65% of patients with an overweight child reported that they would not take measures to decrease their child's body weight. Obese children and adolescents were more likely to be nonsnackers [odds ratio (OR): 1.348; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.039-1.748] and to have a family income of 2000 CNY or more per month (OR: 1.442; 95% CI: 1.045-1.99) and less likely to sleep longer (≥7.5 h) (OR: 0.475; 95% CI: 0.31-0.728) than the normal-weight participants.

CONCLUSIONS

Our study revealed a high prevalence of overweight and obesity in a large Chinese pediatric population. Differences in sleep duration, snacking, family income, and parental recognition of children's weight status among participants in different weight categories were observed, which should be considered when planning prevention and treatment programs for pediatric obesity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Cardiology, the First Hospital of China Medical University, 155 Nanjing North Street, Heping District, Shenyang 110001, People's Republic of China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23031205

Citation

Guo, Xiaofan, et al. "Differences in Lifestyle Behaviors, Dietary Habits, and Familial Factors Among Normal-weight, Overweight, and Obese Chinese Children and Adolescents." The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 9, 2012, p. 120.
Guo X, Zheng L, Li Y, et al. Differences in lifestyle behaviors, dietary habits, and familial factors among normal-weight, overweight, and obese Chinese children and adolescents. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012;9:120.
Guo, X., Zheng, L., Li, Y., Yu, S., Sun, G., Yang, H., Zhou, X., Zhang, X., Sun, Z., & Sun, Y. (2012). Differences in lifestyle behaviors, dietary habits, and familial factors among normal-weight, overweight, and obese Chinese children and adolescents. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 120. https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-9-120
Guo X, et al. Differences in Lifestyle Behaviors, Dietary Habits, and Familial Factors Among Normal-weight, Overweight, and Obese Chinese Children and Adolescents. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012 Oct 2;9:120. PubMed PMID: 23031205.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Differences in lifestyle behaviors, dietary habits, and familial factors among normal-weight, overweight, and obese Chinese children and adolescents. AU - Guo,Xiaofan, AU - Zheng,Liqiang, AU - Li,Yang, AU - Yu,Shasha, AU - Sun,Guozhe, AU - Yang,Hongmei, AU - Zhou,Xinghu, AU - Zhang,Xingang, AU - Sun,Zhaoqing, AU - Sun,Yingxian, Y1 - 2012/10/02/ PY - 2011/10/23/received PY - 2012/09/25/accepted PY - 2012/10/4/entrez PY - 2012/10/4/pubmed PY - 2013/2/5/medline SP - 120 EP - 120 JF - The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity JO - Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act VL - 9 N2 - BACKGROUND: Pediatric obesity has become a global public health problem. Data on the lifestyle behaviors, dietary habits, and familial factors of overweight and obese children and adolescents are limited. The present study aims to compare health-related factors among normal-weight, overweight, and obese Chinese children and adolescents. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study consisted of 4262 children and adolescents aged 5-18 years old from rural areas of the northeast China. Anthropometric measurements and self-reported information on health-related variables, such as physical activities, sleep duration, dietary habits, family income, and recognition of weight status from the views of both children and parents, were collected by trained personnel. RESULTS: The prevalence rates of overweight and obesity were 15.3 and 6.4%, respectively. Compared to girls, boys were more commonly overweight (17.5% vs. 12.9%) and obese (9.5% vs. 3.1%). Approximately half of the parents with an overweight or obese child reported that they failed to recognize their child's excess weight status, and 65% of patients with an overweight child reported that they would not take measures to decrease their child's body weight. Obese children and adolescents were more likely to be nonsnackers [odds ratio (OR): 1.348; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.039-1.748] and to have a family income of 2000 CNY or more per month (OR: 1.442; 95% CI: 1.045-1.99) and less likely to sleep longer (≥7.5 h) (OR: 0.475; 95% CI: 0.31-0.728) than the normal-weight participants. CONCLUSIONS: Our study revealed a high prevalence of overweight and obesity in a large Chinese pediatric population. Differences in sleep duration, snacking, family income, and parental recognition of children's weight status among participants in different weight categories were observed, which should be considered when planning prevention and treatment programs for pediatric obesity. SN - 1479-5868 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23031205/Differences_in_lifestyle_behaviors_dietary_habits_and_familial_factors_among_normal_weight_overweight_and_obese_Chinese_children_and_adolescents_ L2 - https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1479-5868-9-120 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -