Document Detail

Association between nutritional status, food habits and physical activity level in schoolchildren.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23014848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the relation between nutritional status, food habits and physical activity level in schoolchildren. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out with 661 schoolchildren, from 6 to 14 years old, enrolled in public and private schools located in the urban area of Ouro Preto, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. A semi-structured questionnaire was applied to collect data on demographic, socio-economic, anthropometric and level of physical activity variables. Schoolchildren were classified according to criteria for body mass index by age, body fat percentage and physical activity level, respectively. Dietary data were collected through a validated food frequency questionnaire specific for children and adolescents. Food consumption was evaluated according to an adaptation of the Recommended Foods Score, whose objective is the assessment of overall diet quality with a focus on healthy food consumption. RESULTS: We observed high frequency of overweight according to body mass index per age (20.1%) and body fat percentage (22.8%), as well as physical inactivity (80.3%) among schoolchildren. We also found low scores on the Recommended Foods Score in 77.2% of students. There was no significant relation between overweight and physical inactivity or food consumption (p > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Schoolchildren had a high frequency of overweight, which, alone, was not associated with the high physical inactivity and the low quality diet observed. Therefore, more studies should be performed to identify other factors besides those already described, which may be influencing overweight in this population.
Lorene G Coelho; Ana Paula C Cândido; George L L Machado-Coelho; Silvia N Freitas
Related Documents :
24128938 - Yersinia enterocolitica infections associated with improperly pasteurized milk products...
23219118 - Assessment of herd management on organic and conventional dairy farms in the united sta...
24465618 - Saliva from obese individuals suppresses the release of aroma compounds from wine.
23138018 - Perfluoroalkyl substances in human milk: a first survey in italy.
7889848 - Mutagenic activity of heterocyclic amines in cooked foods.
3243698 - Diet of two rural population groups of middle-aged men in italy.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Jornal de pediatria     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-4782     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr (Rio J)     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985188R     Medline TA:  J Pediatr (Rio J)     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Rodent thyroid, liver, and fetal testis toxicity of the monoester metabolite of bis-(2-ethylhexyl) t...
Next Document:  Combination of metallomics and proteomics to study the effects of the metallodrug RAPTA-T on human c...