Risk factors for overweight/obesity in preschool children: an ecological approach.

  title={Risk factors for overweight/obesity in preschool children: an ecological approach.},
  author={Dipti A. Dev and Brent A. McBride and Barbara H. Fiese and Blake L. Jones and Hyunkeun Ryan Cho},
  journal={Childhood obesity},
  volume={9 5},
BACKGROUND Identification of risk factors is critical to preventing the childhood obesity epidemic. Risk factors that contribute to obesity are multifactorial. However, limited research has focused on identifying obesity risk factors using an ecological approach. METHODS Baseline self-report survey data from the STRONG Kids program were used. The sample consisted of 329 parent-child dyads recruited from childcare programs in east-central Illinois. Child height and weight were measured and… 

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