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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243146
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
School-Based Physical Activity, Participationᅠin School Lunch and BMI
Author(s):
Nies, Mary A.; Hohensee, Caroline Wollner
Author Details:
Nies, Mary A., PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB, mnies@uncc.edu; Hohensee, Caroline Wollner , PhD, MHA, BS;
Abstract:
Purpose: The physical inactivity epidemic among children has contributed to child obesity.  Schools can be an effective source of physical activity opportunity. The aim of this study was to determine the role of in-school physical activity on body mass index (BMI) percentile among middle and high school aged children.

Methods: A cross-sectional sample of 1,306 children was drawn from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Child Development Supplement (CDS), 2007. Multinomial logistic regression was used to assess the associations between the independent variable, physical activity, and the dependent variable, BMI percentile.

Results: After adjusting for covariates, children who had no physical activity during PE were much more likely to be obese than normal weight in comparison to those who met the national requirements (OR = 1.58, CI = 1.14, 2.20). The findings from this study also illustrate the importance of school-based nutrition when evaluating BMI percentile for adolescents. Children who ate lunch offered by the school, regardless of funding source, were much more likely to be obese than normal weight.

Conclusion: This study suggests that meeting national guidelines for PE-related physical activity may be effective in preventing obesity, while school lunch, regardless of funding source, may contribute to obesity.

Keywords:
BMI; Secondary Data Analysis; Children
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSchool-Based Physical Activity, Participationᅠin School Lunch and BMIen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNies, Mary A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHohensee, Caroline Wollneren_GB
dc.author.detailsNies, Mary A., PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB, mnies@uncc.edu; Hohensee, Caroline Wollner , PhD, MHA, BS;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243146-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> The physical inactivity epidemic among children has contributed to child obesity.&nbsp; Schools can be an effective source of physical activity opportunity. The aim of this study was to determine the role of in-school physical activity on body mass index (BMI) percentile among middle and high school aged children. <p><b>Methods: </b> A cross-sectional sample of 1,306 children was drawn from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Child Development Supplement (CDS), 2007. Multinomial logistic regression was used to assess the associations between the independent variable, physical activity, and the dependent variable, BMI percentile. <p><b>Results: </b> After adjusting for covariates, children who had no physical activity during PE were much more likely to be obese than normal weight in comparison to those who met the national requirements (OR = 1.58, CI = 1.14, 2.20). The findings from this study also illustrate the importance of school-based nutrition when evaluating BMI percentile for adolescents. Children who ate lunch offered by the school, regardless of funding source, were much more likely to be obese than normal weight. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> This study suggests that meeting national guidelines for PE-related physical activity may be effective in preventing obesity, while school lunch, regardless of funding source, may contribute to obesity.en_GB
dc.subjectBMIen_GB
dc.subjectSecondary Data Analysisen_GB
dc.subjectChildrenen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:18:23Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:18:23Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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