TITLE

Childhood Overwieght in a New York City WIC Population

AUTHOR(S)
Nelson, Jennifer A.; Chiasson, Mary Ann; Ford, Viola
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Mar2004, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p458
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives. We estimated the prevalence of overweight in a population of young children enrolled in a New York City Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Methods. Administrative and survey data were collected from a sample of enrolled families. Body mass index (BMI) of 557 children aged 2, 3, and 4 years was compared by sociodemographic and nutrition characteristics. Results. Forty percent of the children were overweight or at risk for overweight (BMI≥85th percentile). Compared with other racial/ethnic groups combined, Hispanic children were more than twice as likely (odds ratio=2.6; 95% confidence interval= 1.8, 3.8) to be overweight or at risk for overweight. Two-year-olds were less likely to be overweight than 3- and 4-year-olds. Conclusions. Interventions to address childhood overweight should be culturally specific and target very young children. (Am J Public Health. 2004;94:458-462)
ACCESSION #
12403660

 

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