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Fast food, other food choices and body mass index in teenagers in the United Kingdom (ALSPAC): a structural equation modelling approach

Fast food, other food choices and body mass index in teenagers in the United Kingdom (ALSPAC): a... International Journal of Obesity (2011) 35, 1325–1330 & 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved 0307-0565/11 www.nature.com/ijo PEDIATRIC ORIGINAL ARTICLE Fast food, other food choices and body mass index in teenagers in the United Kingdom (ALSPAC): a structural equation modelling approach 1 2 3 1 LK Fraser , KL Edwards , JE Cade and GP Clarke 1 2 School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; Division of Biostatistics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK and Nutritional Epidemiology Group, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Objective: To assess the association between the consumption of fast food (FF) and body mass index (BMI) of teenagers in a large UK birth cohort. Methods: A structural equation modelling (SEM) approach was chosen to allow direct statistical testing of a theoretical model. SEM is a combination of confirmatory factor and path analysis, which allows for the inclusion of latent (unmeasured) variables. This approach was used to build two models: the effect of FF outlet visits and food choices and the effect of FF exposure on consumption and BMI. Results: A total of 3620 participants had data for height and weight from the age 13 clinic and the frequency of FF outlet visits, and so were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Obesity Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Macmillan Publishers Limited
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Public Health; Epidemiology; Internal Medicine; Metabolic Diseases; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
ISSN
0307-0565
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1476-5497
DOI
10.1038/ijo.2011.120
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International Journal of Obesity (2011) 35, 1325–1330 & 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved 0307-0565/11 www.nature.com/ijo PEDIATRIC ORIGINAL ARTICLE Fast food, other food choices and body mass index in teenagers in the United Kingdom (ALSPAC): a structural equation modelling approach 1 2 3 1 LK Fraser , KL Edwards , JE Cade and GP Clarke 1 2 School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; Division of Biostatistics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK and Nutritional Epidemiology Group, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Objective: To assess the association between the consumption of fast food (FF) and body mass index (BMI) of teenagers in a large UK birth cohort. Methods: A structural equation modelling (SEM) approach was chosen to allow direct statistical testing of a theoretical model. SEM is a combination of confirmatory factor and path analysis, which allows for the inclusion of latent (unmeasured) variables. This approach was used to build two models: the effect of FF outlet visits and food choices and the effect of FF exposure on consumption and BMI. Results: A total of 3620 participants had data for height and weight from the age 13 clinic and the frequency of FF outlet visits, and so were

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Published: Jun 28, 2011

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