Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

Prevalence of Obesity Among US Preschool Children in Different Racial and Ethnic Groups

Prevalence of Obesity Among US Preschool Children in Different Racial and Ethnic Groups ARTICLE Prevalence of Obesity Among US Preschool Children in Different Racial and Ethnic Groups Sarah E. Anderson, PhD; Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH Objective: To estimate the prevalence of obesity in 5 dence interval [CI], 17.1%-19.8%). Obesity prevalence major racial/ethnic groups in 4-year-old US children. differed by racial/ethnic group (P.001): American In- dian/Native Alaskan, 31.2% (95% CI, 24.6%-37.8%); His- Design: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis. panic, 22.0% (95% CI, 19.5%-24.5%); non-Hispanic black, 20.8% (95% CI, 17.8%-23.7%); non-Hispanic white, Setting: Nationally representative sample of US chil- 15.9% (95% CI, 14.3%-17.5%); and Asian, 12.8% (95% dren born in 2001. CI, 10.0%-15.6%). All pairwise differences in obesity prevalence between racial/ethnic groups were statisti- Participants: Height and weight were measured in 2005 cally significant after a Bonferroni adjustment (P.005) in approximately 8550 children who participated in the except for those between Hispanic and non-Hispanic black Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort. children and between non-Hispanic white and Asian children. Main Exposure: Racial/ethnic group. Conclusions: Racial/ethnic disparities in obesity are ap- Outcome Measure: Prevalence of obesity, defined as parent in 4-year-old US children. The highest preva- body mass index at or above the 95th percentile for age lence is in American Indian/Native Alaskan children, in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Prevalence of Obesity Among US Preschool Children in Different Racial and Ethnic Groups

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 163 (4) – Apr 1, 2009

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/prevalence-of-obesity-among-us-preschool-children-in-different-racial-XRW0i92a0H
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.18
pmid
19349563
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

ARTICLE Prevalence of Obesity Among US Preschool Children in Different Racial and Ethnic Groups Sarah E. Anderson, PhD; Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH Objective: To estimate the prevalence of obesity in 5 dence interval [CI], 17.1%-19.8%). Obesity prevalence major racial/ethnic groups in 4-year-old US children. differed by racial/ethnic group (P.001): American In- dian/Native Alaskan, 31.2% (95% CI, 24.6%-37.8%); His- Design: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis. panic, 22.0% (95% CI, 19.5%-24.5%); non-Hispanic black, 20.8% (95% CI, 17.8%-23.7%); non-Hispanic white, Setting: Nationally representative sample of US chil- 15.9% (95% CI, 14.3%-17.5%); and Asian, 12.8% (95% dren born in 2001. CI, 10.0%-15.6%). All pairwise differences in obesity prevalence between racial/ethnic groups were statisti- Participants: Height and weight were measured in 2005 cally significant after a Bonferroni adjustment (P.005) in approximately 8550 children who participated in the except for those between Hispanic and non-Hispanic black Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort. children and between non-Hispanic white and Asian children. Main Exposure: Racial/ethnic group. Conclusions: Racial/ethnic disparities in obesity are ap- Outcome Measure: Prevalence of obesity, defined as parent in 4-year-old US children. The highest preva- body mass index at or above the 95th percentile for age lence is in American Indian/Native Alaskan children, in

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 2009

References