Family stressors and child obesity.

@article{Garasky2009FamilySA,
  title={Family stressors and child obesity.},
  author={Steven a Garasky and Susan D. Stewart and Craig Gundersen and Brenda J. Lohman and Joey C. Eisenmann},
  journal={Social science research},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={755-66}
}
Child obesity is a public health priority with numerous and complex causes. This study focuses on factors within the family, namely stressful experiences, which may be associated with child obesity. We examine data from the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics for children in two age groups: 5-11 and 12-17 years old. Results from an ordered probit regression model of child weight categorizations (healthy weight, overweight, obese) indicate positive associations… CONTINUE READING

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