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, Lea Maes, Anne Hublet, Ian Janssen, John FreemanFrantišek David Krch, Mogens Trab Damsgaard, Bjørn Holstein, Katrin Aasvee, Raili Valimaa, Emmanuelle Godeau, Veronika Ottova, Anna Kokkev, Anastasios Fotiou, Birgit Niclasen, Agnes Nemeth, Kjartan Unak, Franco Cavallo, Paola Dalmasso, Stefania Rossi, Daniela Baldassari, Tom ter Bogt, Torbjoern Torsheim, Hanna Kololo, Izabela Tabak, Jo Inchley, Tonja Nansel

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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 (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Public Health
Volume54
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Health Behavior
Life Style
Demography
Breakfast
Exercise
Preventive Health Services
Latvia
Self Report
Eating
Weights and Measures

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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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 ; Maes, Lea ; Hublet, Anne ; Janssen, Ian ; Freeman, John ; Krch, František David ; Damsgaard, Mogens Trab ; Holstein, Bjørn ; Aasvee, Katrin ; Valimaa, Raili ; Godeau, Emmanuelle ; Ottova, Veronika ; Kokkev, Anna ; Fotiou, Anastasios ; Niclasen, Birgit ; Nemeth, Agnes ; Unak, Kjartan ; Cavallo, Franco ; Dalmasso, Paola ; Rossi, Stefania ; Baldassari, Daniela ; ter Bogt, Tom ; Torsheim, Torbjoern ; Kololo, Hanna ; Tabak, Izabela ; Inchley, Jo ; Nansel, Tonja. / 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. 2009 ; Vol. 54, No. SUPPL. 2.
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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; Maes, Lea; Hublet, Anne; Janssen, Ian; Freeman, John; Krch, František David; Damsgaard, Mogens Trab; Holstein, Bjørn; Aasvee, Katrin; Valimaa, Raili; Godeau, Emmanuelle; Ottova, Veronika; Kokkev, Anna; Fotiou, Anastasios; Niclasen, Birgit; Nemeth, Agnes; Unak, Kjartan; Cavallo, Franco; Dalmasso, Paola; Rossi, Stefania; Baldassari, Daniela; ter Bogt, Tom; Torsheim, Torbjoern; Kololo, Hanna; Tabak, Izabela; Inchley, Jo; Nansel, Tonja.

In: International Journal of Public Health, Vol. 54, No. SUPPL. 2, 01.01.2009.

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