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dc.contributor.authorSawyer, M-
dc.contributor.authorHardy, P-
dc.contributor.authorWake, M-
dc.contributor.authorCarlin, J-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-13T03:35:01Zen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-19T05:03:35Zen
dc.date.available2012-01-19T05:03:35Zen
dc.date.issued2008-06-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10620/17412en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10620/3521en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To determine relationships between body mass index (BMI) status and indicators of health and morbidity in a nationally-representative population sample of preschool children. METHODS: Data from the 4-5-year-old cohort in the first wave (2004) of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children were studied. Main outcome measures were: measured child BMI, categorised as non-overweight, overweight and obese using International Obesity TaskForce cutpoints; parent-reported child global health, health-related quality of life, mental health problems, asthma, sleep problems, injuries, special health care needs, and level of parental concern about the child's weight. Regression methods were used to assess associations with child's BMI status, adjusted for sociodemographic factors. RESULTS: BMI was available for 4934 (99%) children; 756 (15.3%) were overweight and 258 (5.2%) obese. Compared to non-overweight children, parents of overweight and obese children reported a higher prevalence of special health care needs (adj OR 1.72, 95% CI 1.20 to 2.46), but other health outcomes were similar. Parental concern about the child's weight was low among the overweight (14.4%) and non-overweight (17.8%) children, but rose to 52.7% in the obese. However, parental concern was unrelated to any of the specific health problems studied. CONCLUSIONS: Despite a high prevalence of overweight/obesity, parents of overweight and obese children reported relatively few additional health burdens over and above those of the non-overweight preschoolers. These findings may shed light on the disparity between strong public concern and parents' expressed lack of concern about overweight/obesity in their own children around the time of school entry.en
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectSurveys and Survey Methodology -- Questionnaire developmenten
dc.subjectHealth -- Obesityen
dc.subjectChild Developmenten
dc.subjectFamilies -- Childrenen
dc.subjectFamiliesen
dc.subject.classificationSurveys and Survey Methodologyen
dc.titleComorbidities of overweight/obesity in Australian preschoolers: cross-sectional population studyen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/adc.2007.128116en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18218662en
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dc.identifier.rishttp://flosse.dss.gov.au//ris.php?id=3816en
dc.description.keywordsDifficulties questionnaireen
dc.description.keywordsPsychometric propertiesen
dc.description.keywordsPerceptionsen
dc.description.keywordsChildrenen
dc.description.keywordsAsthmaen
dc.description.keywordsObesityen
dc.description.keywordsConsequencesen
dc.description.keywordsSleep problemsen
dc.description.keywordsStrengthsen
dc.description.keywordsReported healthen
dc.identifier.journalArchives of Disease in Childhooden
dc.identifier.volume93en
dc.description.pages502-507en
dc.identifier.issue6en
local.identifier.id3816en
dc.title.bookArchives of Disease in Childhooden
dc.subject.dssFamilies and relationshipsen
dc.subject.dssHealth and wellbeingen
dc.subject.dssSurveys and survey methodologyen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryChild Developmenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategorySurveys and Survey Methodologyen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryHealthen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryObesityen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryQuestionnaire developmenten
dc.subject.flosseSurveys and Survey Methodologyen
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