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Preschool children and physical activity: a review of correlates.
BACKGROUND Several reviews have summarized the research on correlates of older children's and adolescents' physical activity behaviors, but none have been published on preschool children. Over theExpand
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Health-related quality of life of overweight and obese children.
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 ToExpand
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Healthy eating, activity and obesity prevention: a qualitative study of parent and child perceptions in Australia.
Preventative health strategies incorporating the views of target participants have improved the likelihood of success. This qualitative study aimed to elicit child and parent views regarding socialExpand
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Promoting fundamental movement skill development and physical activity in early childhood settings: a cluster randomized controlled trial.
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy of a physical activity program for preschool children. A 20-week, 2-arm parallel cluster randomizedExpand
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A Parent-Focused Intervention to Reduce Infant Obesity Risk Behaviors: A Randomized Trial
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of a parent-focused intervention on infants’ obesity-risk behaviors and BMI. METHODS: This cluster randomized controlled trial recruited 542 parents and theirExpand
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Change in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among young Australians, 1969-1997.
BACKGROUND Effective public policy requires information on the prevalence of overweight and obesity. OBJECTIVE We determined changes in the population prevalence of overweight and obesity amongExpand
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The epidemiology of overweight and obesity among Australian children and adolescents, 1995‐97
Objectives: To determine the population prevalence of overweight and obesity among Australian children and adolescents, based on measured body mass index (BMI). To determine if overweight and obesityExpand
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Electronic media use and adolescent health and well-being: cross-sectional community study.
OBJECTIVE To describe time adolescents spend using electronic media (television, computer, video games, and telephone); and to examine associations between self-reported health/well-being and dailyExpand
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Standardizing Anthropometric Measures in Children and Adolescents with New Functions for Egen
A new function for egen has been developed to allow transformation of child anthropometric data to z-scores using the LMS method and the reference data available from the 1990 British GrowthExpand
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Interventions to Prevent Obesity in 0–5 Year Olds: An Updated Systematic Review of the Literature
The small number and recency of the early childhood obesity‐prevention literature identified in a previous review of interventions to prevent obesity, promote healthy eating, physical activity,Expand
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