Socioeconomic Gradient in Childhood Obesity and Hypertension: A Multilevel Population-Based Study in a Chinese Community

@inproceedings{Ip2016SocioeconomicGI,
  title={Socioeconomic Gradient in Childhood Obesity and Hypertension: A Multilevel Population-Based Study in a Chinese Community},
  author={Patrick Ip and Frederick Ka Wing Ho and Hung-kwan So and Dorothy Fung-ying Chan and Matthew Ho and Winnie Wan Yee Tso and E Anthony S Nelson},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND This study aims to assess evidence for any socioeconomic gradients in childhood obesity and hypertension in a population-representative sample in Hong Kong, China. METHODS The data of a stratified random sampled growth survey collected in 2005-2006 was matched with a population by-census. Obesity was defined using the International Obesity Task Force standard and hypertension was defined using the Hong Kong norm table. Family socioeconomic status (SES) was measured by maternal… CONTINUE READING
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