The objective of this paper is to assess the effect of the socio‐economic status (SES) on long‐term outcomes of a family‐based obesity treatment intervention in prepubertal children. A total of 52 overweight and 26 normal weight children were investigated. Nutritional status, intake of fruit, vegetables and low fat foods, in‐between meals, sports club membership, frequency of exercise and daily television viewing were measured before intervention ( t 0 and after a mean period of 1.3 years ( t 1 . The result obtained indicate that a low SES may serve as a barrier against family‐based intervention. The data provide evidence for the idea that there is need for social stratification of future measures of health promotion within families.
Health Education – Emerald Publishing
Published: Dec 1, 2004
Keywords: Social status; Obesity; Children (age groups); Leisure activities; Nutrition