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Residential mobility, socioeconomic context and body mass index in a cohort of urban South African adolescents

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-17 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T15:25:30Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T15:25:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2414
dc.description.abstract Adolescents who are changing residence, as well as their social and economic circumstances may experience lifestyle changes that have an effect on body composition outcomes such as undernutrition, overweight or obesity.This paper uses data from Birth to Twenty, a birth cohort of South African urban children, to determine the relationship between residential mobility and body mass index (BMI) amongst Black adolescents aged 15 (n=1613), and to examine the role of changes in household socioeconomic status (SES).The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the sample was 25% in females and 8% in males. Amongst the females, a strong positive association between residential mobility and BMI was observed for those who also experienced increase in household SES between birth and 15 years no effect was identified for males.The study shows the potential for environmental change and increased resources to influence the risk for obesity. It also highlights the value in considering the range of social environmental factors and changes across the early life course that might play a part in evolving nutritional patterns in urban transitioning environments. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) en
dc.subject WEIGHT MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.title Residential mobility, socioeconomic context and body mass index in a cohort of urban South African adolescents en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 19 en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Health & Place en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8539 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=15585 en
dc.PageNumber 99-107 en
dc.outputnumber 7316 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ginsburg, C., Griffiths, P.L., Richter, L.M. & Norris, S.A. (2013) Residential mobility, socioeconomic context and body mass index in a cohort of urban South African adolescents. <i>Health & Place</i>. 19:99-107. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2414 en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ginsburg, C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Griffiths, P.L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Richter, L.M. en
dc.contributor.author4 Norris, S.A. en


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