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CONTEXT The negative effects of childhood overweight and obesity on quality of life (QOL) have been shown in clinical samples but not yet in population-based community samples. OBJECTIVE To determine relationships between weight and health-related QOL reported by parent-proxy and child self-report in a population sample of elementary school children. (More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to determine the prevalence and effects of slight/mild bilateral sensorineural hearing loss among children in elementary school. METHODS A cross-sectional, cluster-sample survey of 6581 children (response: 85%; grade 1: n = 3367; grade 5: n = 3214) in 89 schools in Melbourne, Australia, was performed. Slight/mild bilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess maternal concern about overweight in Australian preschool-aged children and factors predicting maternal concern about children's current and future weight status. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey of child's body mass index and parent questionnaire. SETTING Metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria, 2002. PARTICIPANTS A community-based cohort(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine gender differences in the characteristics and prevalence of various categories of glucose tolerance in a population study in Mauritius. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In 1998, a community-based cross-sectional survey was conducted in Mauritius. Categories of glucose metabolism were determined in 5388 adults, with an oral glucose(More)
OBJECTIVES Adolescent obesity is linked to metabolic and cardiovascular risk, but its associations with adolescents' experienced health and morbidity are less clear. Morbidities experienced by overweight/obese adolescents and associations between morbidities and timing of overweight/obesity were examined. METHODS Data were from the Health of Young(More)
The purposes of this study were to provide baseline data on the peak oxygen consumption (VO2) of British children, aged 11–16 years and to examine the peakVO2 of children in relation to their pubertal stage of development. The peakVO2 of 226 boys and 194 girls was determined during either treadmill running or cycle ergometry. The sexual maturity of 320 of(More)
PURPOSE A knowledge of how young people use their time could be instrumental in informing health interventions, modeling consumer behaviors, and planning service delivery. The aim of the present study was to describe age- and gender-related patterns in the self-reported use of time on school days in a large sample of Australian children and adolescents aged(More)
With few exceptions, an inverse relationship exists between social disadvantage and disease. However, there are conflicting data for the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and BMD. The aim of this study was to assess the association between SES and lifestyle exposures in relation to BMD. In a cross-sectional study conducted using 1494 randomly(More)