The ecology of childhood overweight: a 12-year longitudinal analysis

  title={The ecology of childhood overweight: a 12-year longitudinal analysis},
  author={M Margaret O'Brien and Philip R. Nader and Renate M. Houts and R. E. Bradley and Scott L Friedman and Jay Belsky and Ellen Susman},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
Objective:To investigate ecological correlates of the development of overweight in a multisite study sample of children followed from age 2 to 12.Design:Longitudinal examination of covariates of overweight status throughout childhood, with covariates drawn from three ecological levels: sociocultural or demographic, quality of the child's home environment, and proximal child experience that could directly affect the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure.Subjects:A total of 960… CONTINUE READING