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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.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21952117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 first, second, and third 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 with first generation boys who did not participate in sports. For third generation girls, participation in sports reduced the odds of OW by 23% [OR: 0.77 (0.62-0.96)] compared with 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 Taverno Ross; Lori A Francis; Rhonda Z BeLue; Edna A Viruell-Fuentes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-09-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physical activity & health     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1543-5474     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Act Health     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-17     Completed Date:  2013-01-14     Revised Date:  2014-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189457     Medline TA:  J Phys Act Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  840-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior
Emigrants and Immigrants / statistics & numerical data*
Family Characteristics*
Health Surveys
Overweight / epidemiology*
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Sports / statistics & numerical data*
United States / epidemiology

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