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Prospective Associations Between Physical Activity and Obesity Among Adolescent Girls

Prospective Associations Between Physical Activity and Obesity Among Adolescent Girls ARTICLE Prospective Associations Between Physical Activity and Obesity Among Adolescent Girls Racial Differences and Implications for Prevention James White, PhD; Russell Jago, PhD Objective: To test for differences in prospective asso- dex cut points for obesity in children, and the sums of ciations between physical activity and obesity among black skinfold thickness (with the cohort 90th percentile as and white adolescent girls. indicative of obesity). Design: Prospective cohort study using data from the Results: We found a strong negative dose-response as- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and sociation between quartiles of accelerometer counts per Health Study. day at age 12 years and obesity at age 14 years (using all 3 measurements of obesity) in white but not black girls Setting: Multicenter study at the University of Califor- (P.001 for body mass index interaction and P=.06 for nia (Berkeley), Children’s Medical Center at the Univer- sums of skinfold thickness interaction). The odds ratios sity of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Westat, Inc, for obesity (using the cohort 90th percentile for sums and Group Health Association (Rockville, Maryland). of skinfold thickness) in adjusted models between the top and the bottom quartiles of accelerometer counts per Participants: A total of 1148 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Prospective Associations Between Physical Activity and Obesity Among Adolescent Girls

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 166 (6) – Jun 1, 2012

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6203
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2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.99
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22665029
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Abstract

ARTICLE Prospective Associations Between Physical Activity and Obesity Among Adolescent Girls Racial Differences and Implications for Prevention James White, PhD; Russell Jago, PhD Objective: To test for differences in prospective asso- dex cut points for obesity in children, and the sums of ciations between physical activity and obesity among black skinfold thickness (with the cohort 90th percentile as and white adolescent girls. indicative of obesity). Design: Prospective cohort study using data from the Results: We found a strong negative dose-response as- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and sociation between quartiles of accelerometer counts per Health Study. day at age 12 years and obesity at age 14 years (using all 3 measurements of obesity) in white but not black girls Setting: Multicenter study at the University of Califor- (P.001 for body mass index interaction and P=.06 for nia (Berkeley), Children’s Medical Center at the Univer- sums of skinfold thickness interaction). The odds ratios sity of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Westat, Inc, for obesity (using the cohort 90th percentile for sums and Group Health Association (Rockville, Maryland). of skinfold thickness) in adjusted models between the top and the bottom quartiles of accelerometer counts per Participants: A total of 1148

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 2012

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