Biobehavioral factors are associated with obesity in Puerto Rican children.

@article{Tanasescu2000BiobehavioralFA,
  title={Biobehavioral factors are associated with obesity in Puerto Rican children.},
  author={M Tanasescu and Ann Marie Ferris and David A Himmelgreen and N. Rodriguez and Rafael P{\'e}rez-Escamilla},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={130 7},
  pages={1734-42}
}
The purpose of this case-control study was to identify predictors of obesity among Puerto Rican children from Hartford, CT. The study included 53 prepubertal children, 31 girls and 22 boys, between 7 and 10 y of age. Children were classified as obese [n = 29, body mass index (BMI) >/= 85th percentile] or controls (n = 24, BMI < 85th percentile). Multivariate logistic regression analyses indicated that frequency of fruit juice consumption [odds ratio (OR), 95% confidence interval (CI); 4.02, 1… CONTINUE READING