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Título: Prevalence of overweight/obesity and its association with sedentary behavior in children
Autor: Vasques, Catarina
Mota, Maria Paula
Correia, Teresa
Lopes, Vítor P.
Data: 2012
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Vasques, Catarina; Mota, Maria Paula; Correia, Teresa; Lopes, Vítor P. (2012) - Prevalence of overweight/obesity and its association with sedentary behavior in children. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia. ISSN 0870-2551. 31:12, p. 783-788
Relatório da Série N.º: 12;
Resumo: Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in the northeast region of Portugal, and to examine its association with sedentary behavior. Methods: Data were collected on 1786 children (907 boys, 879 girls) aged 6 to 13 years. Body mass index was calculated from measured height and weight (weight in kg/height in m squared). Overweight and obesity were determined using the International Obesity Task Force cutoff values. Sedentary behavior was assessed based on means of transport to and from school and time spent watching TV and playing video games (TVPC). Results: The prevalences of overweight and obesity were 22.6% and 9.4% respectively. The differences between the sexes for both overweight and obesity were not significant. Most of the children (78.4%) go to school by car. Boys spend more time on TVPC than girls, both on weekdays and on weekends. The logistic regression model indicated a significant effect of 1.5 hours of TVPC by boys during weekdays (OR=0.246; p=0.015). Boys who spent less than 1.5 hours on weekdays on TVPC were 75.4% less likely to be overweight than those who spent more than 1.5 hours. Conclusion: The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 32%. Only 12.2% of the children spend less than 1.5 hours on TVPC. Boys who spend less than 1.5 hours on TVPC are 75.4% less likely to be overweight/obese than those who spend more than 1.5 hours.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/8352
DOI: 10.1016/j.repc.2012.03.005
ISSN: 0870-2551
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