Physical Activity States of Preschool-Aged Latino Children in Farmworker Families: Predictive Factors and Relationship With BMI Percentile.

@article{Ip2016PhysicalAS,
  title={Physical Activity States of Preschool-Aged Latino Children in Farmworker Families: Predictive Factors and Relationship With BMI Percentile.},
  author={Edward H. Ip and Santiago J Saldana and Grisel Trejo and Sarah A. Marshall and Cynthia K. Suerken and Wei Lang and Thomas A. Arcury and Sara A. Quandt},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2016},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={726-32}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity disproportionately affects children of Latino farmworkers. Further research is needed to identify patterns of physical activity (PA) in this group and understand how PA affects Body Mass Index (BMI) percentile. METHODS Two hundred and forty-four participants ages 2.5 to 3.5 in the Niños Sanos longitudinal study wore accelerometers that measured daily PA. Several PA-related parameters formed a profile for conducting hidden Markov modeling (HMM), which identified different… CONTINUE READING

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