Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study

Ellen Haug, Mette Rasmussen, Oddrun Samdal, Ron Iannotti, Colette Kelly, Alberto Borraccino, Carine Vereecken, Ole Melkevik, Giacomo Lazzeri, Mariano Giacchi, Oya Ercan, Pernille Due, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Candace Currie, Antony Morgan, Namanjeet Ahluwalia

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OBJECTIVES: To examine overweight prevalence and its association with demographic and lifestyle factors in 11-15 year olds in the HBSC 2005-2006 survey. METHODS: Self-reports of height, weight, eating patterns, physical activity and sedentary behaviours were obtained from nationally representative samples in 41 countries (n=204,534). RESULTS: Overweight prevalence was highest in USA (28.8 %) and lowest in Latvia (7.6 %). In most countries, overweight was more prevalent in boys than girls. Overweight was consistently negatively associated with breakfast consumption and moderate to vigorous physical activity; OR range: 0.48-0.79 and 0.50-0.78, respectively. CONCLUSION: Overweight prevalence in youth remained high across the countries examined. The primary factors linked to overweight were breakfast consumption and physical activity. These data should contribute to formulating preventive programs and policies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Public Health (Print Edition)
Volume54 Suppl 2
Pages (from-to)167-79
Number of pages12
ISSN1661-8556
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Sep 2009

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eating behavior
Self Report
Weights and Measures

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Canada
  • Child
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Demography
  • Europe
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Male
  • Overweight
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • United States
  • World Health Organization

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Haug, Ellen ; Rasmussen, Mette ; Samdal, Oddrun ; Iannotti, Ron ; Kelly, Colette ; Borraccino, Alberto ; Vereecken, Carine ; Melkevik, Ole ; Lazzeri, Giacomo ; Giacchi, Mariano ; Ercan, Oya ; Due, Pernille ; Ravens-Sieberer, Ulrike ; Currie, Candace ; Morgan, Antony ; Ahluwalia, Namanjeet. / Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. In: International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition). 2009 ; Vol. 54 Suppl 2. pp. 167-79.
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Haug, E, Rasmussen, M, Samdal, O, Iannotti, R, Kelly, C, Borraccino, A, Vereecken, C, Melkevik, O, Lazzeri, G, Giacchi, M, Ercan, O, Due, P, Ravens-Sieberer, U, Currie, C, Morgan, A & Ahluwalia, N 2009, 'Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study', International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition), vol. 54 Suppl 2, pp. 167-79. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-009-5408-6

Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. / Haug, Ellen; Rasmussen, Mette; Samdal, Oddrun; Iannotti, Ron; Kelly, Colette; Borraccino, Alberto; Vereecken, Carine; Melkevik, Ole; Lazzeri, Giacomo; Giacchi, Mariano; Ercan, Oya; Due, Pernille; Ravens-Sieberer, Ulrike; Currie, Candace; Morgan, Antony; Ahluwalia, Namanjeet.

In: International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition), Vol. 54 Suppl 2, 01.09.2009, p. 167-79.

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