Document Detail

Overweight among low-income Texas preschoolers aged 2 to 4 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20303827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Determine child/maternal factors associated with overweight among 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
DESIGN: Matched child and maternal data collected by self-report of the mother during WIC certification. These data were extracted from existing statewide WIC databases and merged.
SETTING: Texas WIC children aged 2 to 4 years in April 2006.
PARTICIPANTS: Final sample was 22,837 mother-child dyads.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Dependent variable--child overweight; independent variables: Child-related--gender, age, race/ethnicity, Medicaid status, living area, and dental problems; Maternal-related--certification status, age, times certified, overweight, high maternal weight gain, and gestational diabetes.
ANALYSIS: Bivariate relationships at P < .05 were included in the logistic regression.
RESULTS: Living in a nonborder urban area associated with greater odds of overweight compared to living in a border area. Mother's overweight, high gestational weight gain, and gestational diabetes associated with greater odds of child overweight.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Several child- and maternal-related factors were found to be associated with overweight in Texas WIC preschoolers. Health interventions should target 4-year-old Hispanic children living in nonborder urban areas and mothers who are overweight, have high gestational weight gain, or have gestational diabetes.
Kayan L Lewis; Brian C Castrucci; Ginger Gossman; Gita Mirchandani; M Aaron Sayegh; Clint Moehlman; Mary Van Eck; Kimberly Petrilli
Related Documents :
23567367 - Social support and social rhythm regularity in elderly patients with major depressive d...
21073597 - Exploring relationships among maternal bmi, family factors, and concern for child's wei...
19819767 - Fat and out in salerno and its province: adolescent obesity and early school leaving in...
7489027 - Social variation in attitudes to obesity in children.
2086627 - 'the main thing is being wanted': some case studies on adult sexual experiences with ch...
10837107 - A descriptive survey of flemish delinquent adolescents.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-08-09     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Published by Elsevier Inc.
Office of Program Decision Support, Division of Family and Community Health Services, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Family Health
Food Services
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Maternal-Child Health Centers
Overweight / epidemiology*
Public Assistance
Urban Population

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

Previous Document:  Regenerative medicine for retinal diseases: activating endogenous repair mechanisms.
Next Document:  Perceptions of the environment for eating and exercise in a rural community.