Socio-economic, familial and perinatal factors associated with obesity in Sydney schoolchildren.

  title={Socio-economic, familial and perinatal factors associated with obesity in Sydney schoolchildren.},
  author={Bamini Gopinath and Louise A. Baur and George Burlutsky and Dana Robaei and Paul Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  volume={48 1},
AIM To examine associations between socio-economic, familial and perinatal factors with overweight/obesity in 6- and 12-year-old schoolchildren. METHODS Eligible year-1 (1765/2238, mean age 6.7 years) and year-7 students (2353/3144, mean age, 12.7 years) from a random cluster sample of 55 Sydney schools were examined during 2003-2005. Height, weight and body mass index were measured. Overweight or obesity was classified using International Obesity Task Force cut points. Information about each… CONTINUE READING
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