Disclosure, The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
Overweight and obesity among White, Black, and Mexican American children: Implications for when to intervene
Version of Record online: 1 NOV 2011
© 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 41–50, January 2012
How to Cite
Long, J. M., Mareno, N., Shabo, R. and Wilson, A. H. (2012), Overweight and obesity among White, Black, and Mexican American children: Implications for when to intervene. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17: 41–50. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2011.00309.x
- Issue online: 20 DEC 2011
- Version of Record online: 1 NOV 2011
- First received July 25, 2010; Revision received April 25, 2011; Accepted for publication July 29, 2011.
Purpose. The study sought to determine if race/ethnicity, age, gender, and poverty index influence the development of overweight (OW) or obesity (OB) in children 6–11 years of age and whether a desirable time to intervene could be established.
Methods. A descriptive and comparative analysis was conducted using data from the 1999–2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Results. Advancing age was the single largest predictor of OW or OB followed by race/ethnicity.
Practice Implications. Culturally sensitive interventions targeting children in their early elementary school years could reduce the consequences of OW and OB in childhood.