Interactions between low-socioeconomic status, adult influences on macronutrient intakes and childhood obesity

Winn, Stephen and Chakrabarty, Sayan (2018) Interactions between low-socioeconomic status, adult influences on macronutrient intakes and childhood obesity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42 (4).

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Australia as a developed country has 60% of adults and one in four (25%) children identified as overweight or obese. In 2014–15, 63.4% of Australians adults (aged 18 years and over) were classified as overweight or obese (11.2 million people), with 35.5% overweight (6.3 million people) and 27.9% obese (4.9 million people). The remainder of the population were identified mainly as normal weight (35.0%), with 1.6% of the population as underweight. The prevalence of overweight and obese children aged 5–17 years was 25.3% in 2011–12.1 Additionally, the Australian Health Survey (2011–12) revealed that in the four-year period starting from 2007–08 there was no statistically significant difference in the proportion of children (aged 5–14) overweight or obese (23% in 2007–08 and 26% in 2011–12). This study provides an empirical demonstration of the impact that adult influence has on a child’s chances of becoming obese through diet habit as well as the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Australian children of low socioeconomic status.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 23:47
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 03:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: obesity; children; adult influences; low-socioeconomic status
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111704 Community Child Health
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12829

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