Obesity, energy intake and physical activity in rural and urban New Zealand children.

  title={Obesity, energy intake and physical activity in rural and urban New Zealand children.},
  author={Emma Hodgkin and Michael J Hamlin and Jenny J. Ross and Finn Peters},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  volume={10 2},
INTRODUCTION Concerns have been raised about childhood obesity and its long-term impact on the health of children. The objective of this study was to investigate rural-urban differences in body composition, energy intake, physical activity and screen time in New Zealand children. METHODS This study reports on data collected in a large national cross-sectional population survey of 5-15 year-old New Zealanders (the 2002 National Children's Nutrition Survey, CNS02). Schools were randomly… CONTINUE READING
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