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Childhood overweight and social correlates among school-going adolescents in Dominica and Jamaica

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-10 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T14:20:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T14:20:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2334
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate overweight and obesity and social correlates among school children in Dominica and Jamaica. The total sample included 3265 adolescents aged primarily 13 to 16 years from nationally representative samples from two Caribbean countries. Bivariate and multivariable analyses were conducted to assess the relationship between behavioural variables, psychosocial factors and overweight or obesity. Body Mass Index (BMI) was based on self-reported height and weight. Results indicate a prevalence of overweight or obesity of 21.8%, 26.3% among girls and 21.6% among boys, respectively. In multivariate analysis, female gender and not feeling hungry were found to be associated with overweight or obesity. Overweight status was not found to be associated with the physical activity and dietary behaviour. High prevalence rates of overweight or obesity were found. Physical activity, dietary and social programmes could be used to prevent overweight and obesity among adolescents in this region. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher University of Venda for Science and Technology en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject WEIGHT MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.subject NUTRITION en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject JAMAICA en
dc.subject DOMINICA en
dc.title Childhood overweight and social correlates among school-going adolescents in Dominica and Jamaica en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 20(2:2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Thohoyandou en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8275 en
dc.PageNumber 636-645 en
dc.outputnumber 7003 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2014) Childhood overweight and social correlates among school-going adolescents in Dominica and Jamaica. <i>African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD)</i>. 20(2:2):636-645. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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