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Author: White, Kellee
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1. Weaver, Robert G.
Brazendale, Keith
Hunt, Ethan
Sarzynski, Mark A.
Beets, Michael W.
White, Kellee
Disparities in Childhood Overweight and Obesity by Income in the United States: An Epidemiological Examination Using Three Nationally Representative Datasets
International Journal of Obesity published online (4 February 2019): DOI: 10.1038/s41366-019-0331-2.
Also: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41366-019-0331-2
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Keyword(s): Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-B, ECLS-K); Family Income; National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); Obesity; Racial Differences; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Weight

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Background/Objectives: Overweight and obesity (OWOB) is a global epidemic. Adults and adolescents from low-income households are at higher risk to be OWOB. This study examined the relationship between income and OWOB prevalence in children and adolescents (518 years) in the United States (US) within and across race/ethnicities, and changes in this relationship from 1971 to 2014.

Subjects/Methods: A meta-analysis of a nationally representative sample (N = 73,891) of US children and adolescents drawn from three datasets (i.e., National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, & the Early Childhood Longitudinal Program) which included 14 cross-sectional waves spanning 1971-2014 was conducted. The exposure was household income-to-poverty ratio (low income = 0.00-1.00, middle income = 1.01-4.00, high income >4.00) with prevalence of overweight or obesity (body mass index ≥ 85th percentile) as the outcome.

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Weaver, Robert G., Keith Brazendale, Ethan Hunt, Mark A. Sarzynski, Michael W. Beets and Kellee White. "Disparities in Childhood Overweight and Obesity by Income in the United States: An Epidemiological Examination Using Three Nationally Representative Datasets." International Journal of Obesity published online (4 February 2019): DOI: 10.1038/s41366-019-0331-2.