publication . Other literature type . Article . Book . 2018

Family lifestyle dynamics and childhood obesity: evidence from the millennium cohort study

Gray, Laura A; Hernandez Alava, Monica; Kelly, Mike; Campbell, Michael J;
  • Published: 16 Apr 2018
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract Background The prevalence of childhood obesity has been increasing but the causes are not fully understood. Recent public health interventions and guidance aiming to reduce childhood obesity have focused on the whole family, as opposed to just the child but there remains a lack of empirical evidence examining this relationship. Methods Using data from the longitudinal Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), we investigate the dynamic relationship between underlying family lifestyle and childhood obesity during early childhood. The MCS interviewed parents shortly after the birth of their child and follow up interviews were carried out when the child was 3, 5 and ...
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free text keywords: Humans, Prevalence, Longitudinal Studies, Family, Life Style, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Male, Pediatric Obesity, United Kingdom, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Biostatistics, Childhood obesity, Gerontology, Developmental psychology, Psychological intervention, Millennium Cohort Study (United States), Epidemiology, business.industry, business, Early childhood, Environmental health, Research Article, Family lifestyle, Dynamic latent factor model
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publication . Other literature type . Article . Book . 2018

Family lifestyle dynamics and childhood obesity: evidence from the millennium cohort study

Gray, Laura A; Hernandez Alava, Monica; Kelly, Mike; Campbell, Michael J;