Low Family Support and Risk of Obesity among Black Youth: Role of Gender and Ethnicity

@article{Assari2017LowFS,
  title={Low Family Support and Risk of Obesity among Black Youth: Role of Gender and Ethnicity},
  author={S. Assari and C. Caldwell},
  journal={Children},
  year={2017},
  volume={4}
}
  • S. Assari, C. Caldwell
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Children
  • Most studies on the role of family environment in developing risk of obesity among youth have focused on parenting behaviors that are directly involved in energy balance in regional, non-representative White samples. Using a national sample of ethnically diverse Black youth, the current study tested the association between low family support and risk of obesity. We also tested the heterogeneity of this association based on gender, ethnicity, and their intersection. We used data from the… CONTINUE READING
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