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Titolo:
A social epidemiologic study of obesity among preschool children in Thailand
Autore:
Sakamoto, N; Wansorn, S; Tontisirin, K; Marui, E;
Indirizzi:
Int Med Ctr Japan, Res Inst, Dept Community Hlth & Med, Tokyo, Japan Int Med Ctr Japan Tokyo Japan , Dept Community Hlth & Med, Tokyo, Japan Mahidol Univ, Fac Social Sci & Humanities, Dept Educ, Salaya, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand Mahidol Univ Salaya Nakorn Pathom Thailand laya, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand Mahidol Univ, Inst Nutr, Salaya, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand Mahidol Univ Salaya Nakorn Pathom Thailand laya, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 25, anno: 2001,
pagine: 389 - 394
SICI:
0307-0565(200103)25:3<389:ASESOO>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CHILDHOOD OBESITY; RISK;
Keywords:
childhood obesity; preschool children; socioeconomic status; social epidemiology; Thailand;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sakamoto, N Harvard Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, TAKEMI Program, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 USA Harvard Univ 665 Huntington Ave Boston MA USA 02115 02115 USA
Citazione:
N. Sakamoto et al., "A social epidemiologic study of obesity among preschool children in Thailand", INT J OBES, 25(3), 2001, pp. 389-394

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of childhood obesity in a moderatelyindustrialized province in Thailand and examine the influence of socioeconomic status (SES) on childhood obesity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: One thousand one hundred and fifty seven children in the second or third grade of kindergartens in Saraburi Province, Thailand. MEASUREMENTS: Height and weight were measured and the weight-for-height index with the Thai national standard was used for assessing nutritional status. A questionnaire was used for measuring parents' socioeconomic status. RESULTS: The prevalence of childhood obesity over 97th percentile for weight-for-height (>p(97)) was 22.7% in urban and 7.4% in rural areas. There were marked relationships between childhood obesity and parents' educational level and household income. CONCLUSION: Childhood obesity is an emerging health problem in developing countries, especially in urban areas. This study demonstrates a marked correlation between SES and prevalence of childhood obesity in an Asian developing country.

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