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Associations Between Physical Activity and Overweight Among U.S. Youth by Immigrant Generation: Results From the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health.
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PMID:  21952117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND. This study examines relations between parent and youth physical activity (PA) (days per week), sports participation, and overweight (BMI > 85th percentile) among U.S. youth, and whether this relationship varies by immigrant generation and sex. METHODS. Participants included 28,691 youth ages 10-17 years from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health. Youth were grouped into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd or higher generation. Primary analyses include Chi-square and post-hoc tests to assess mean differences, and adjusted logistic regressions to test associations between weight status and independent variables. RESULTS. Each additional day youth participated in PA decreased their odds of overweight (OW) by 10% (OR: 0.90 [0.87-0.94]); participation in sports significantly reduced their odds of OW by 17% (OR: 0.83 [0.71-0.98]). First generation boys who participated in sports had 70% lower odds of OW (OR: 0.30 [0.11- 0.83]) compared to 1st generation boys who did not participate in sports. For 3rd generation girls, participation in sports reduced the odds of OW by 23% (OR: 0.77 [0.62-0.96]) compared to those who did not participate in sports. CONCLUSION. The protective influence of PA on youth's risk of OW varies by immigrant generation and sex. Parent PA was not related to youth's risk of OW.
Sharon E Ross; Lori A Francis; Rhonda Z Belue; Edna A Viruell-Fuentes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physical activity & health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1543-5474     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189457     Medline TA:  J Phys Act Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Dept of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
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