A national study of neighborhood safety, outdoor play, television viewing, and obesity in preschool children.

@article{Burdette2005ANS,
  title={A national study of neighborhood safety, outdoor play, television viewing, and obesity in preschool children.},
  author={Hillary L Burdette and Robert C. Whitaker},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 3},
  pages={657-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that preschool children have a higher prevalence of obesity, spend less time playing outdoors, and spend more time watching television (TV) when they live in neighborhoods that their mothers perceive as unsafe. METHODS In a cross-sectional survey in 20 large US cities, mothers reported the average daily time of outdoor play and TV viewing for their 3-year-old children, and the children's BMI was measured. Maternal perception of neighborhood safety was assessed… CONTINUE READING

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