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Food Stamp Program Linked to Overweight in Young Children
Drug Week, 23 April 2004: pp. 88-98
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: NewsRx
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Children; Food Stamps (see Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); Modeling, Fixed Effects; Obesity

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A scientist, Diane Gibson, writing in the Journal of Nutrition (see, Gibson, Diane: "Long-Term Food Stamp Program Participation is Differentially Related to Overweight in Young Girls and Boys" in this bibliography.) reported "This paper examines the relation between long-term Food Stamp Program (FSP) participation and overweight in children using data on children from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Child Sample. A child was categorized as overweight if his or her BMI was greater than or equal to the 95th percentile of sex- and age-specific BMI. The data were arranged as a panel with multiple observations per child, and the preferred models of overweight included long-term FSP participation, additional demographic, socioeconomic and environmental characteristics, and child fixed effects." She concluded that long-term FSP participation is differentially related to overweight in young girls and boys. [Copyright 2004, Drug Week via]
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Drug Week. "Food Stamp Program Linked to Overweight in Young Children." Drug Week, 23 April 2004: pp. 88-98.