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|Longitudinal Study:||LSAC||Title:||Overweight, Obesity and girth of Australian preSchoolers: Prevalence and socioeconomic correlates.||Authors:||Sawyer, M
|Issue Date:||Dec-2007||Pages:||1044-1051||Abstract:||Drawing on data from Wave 1 of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, this study examined the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australian four to five year old children, and investigated associations between socio-economic characteristics and overweight/obesity, and socio-economic characteristics and waist circumference. The findings confirm a high prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australian preschoolers, and suggest that the clearest indicators of a high body mass index status in these children are: speaking a language other than English, particularly for boys; Indigenous status; and being the lower social disadvantage quintile. Waist circumference was not related to any socio-economic variable.||Keywords:||Health; Child Development -- Sleep; Health -- Obesity; Child Development||Research collection:||Journal Articles
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