The associations of SES, obesity, sport activity, and perceived neighborhood environments: is there a model of environmental injustice penalizing Portuguese children?

@article{Nogueira2013TheAO,
  title={The associations of SES, obesity, sport activity, and perceived neighborhood environments: is there a model of environmental injustice penalizing Portuguese children?},
  author={Helena Guilhermina Nogueira and Augusta Gama and Isabel Mour{\~a}o and Vitor R Marques and Maria M Ferr{\~a}o and Cristina Padez},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={434-6}
}
OBJECTIVES This study analyses the associations between children's obesity, sports activity (SA), and perceived environmental characteristics with the children's SES. METHODS A sample of 1,885 Portuguese children, aged 3-10 years, living in Coimbra, Portugal, was observed. Weight and height were measured and obesity was defined by age-and sex-specific, BMI cut-off points. Questionnaires included variables on SA levels, SES and parental neighborhood perceptions were done. A CATPCA was… CONTINUE READING

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