Childhood BMI in a community context

Source: Health and Social Work, 2009 34 (3)  p 169-177

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This research studied the association between childen’s BMI and parents’ perceptions of the safety of their neighbourhood. The research found that when parents perceived an area to be unsafe, parents kept their children indoors, and there was often an increase of sedentry activity such as television watching, resulting in increased BMIs. The authors conclude that policies aimed at reducing obesity in children should take into account the neighbourhood in which they live.

Length of publication: 8 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement: Social Care Online

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