Association of Dietary Behaviors and Lifestyles in Relation to the Body Mass Index in School-Age Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243533
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Association of Dietary Behaviors and Lifestyles in Relation to the Body Mass Index in School-Age Children
Author(s):
Chou, Li-Na; Chen, Min-Li; Yen, Hsiang
Author Details:
Chou, Li-Na, PhD, RN, lnchou@mail.ntin.edu.tw; Chen, Min-Li, PhD; Yen, Hsiang, MA;
Abstract:
Purpose: This paper is to examine the relationships between dietary habits, lifestyles and body mass index in school-age children.

Methods: A cross-sectional method design was used to explore the relationships between dietary habits, lifestyles and body mass index in Taiwanese school-age children. 2,443 school-age participants were recruited by multistage random cluster sampling from 40 public elementary schools in southern area of Taiwan and data were collected in 2009. 

Results: Participants ranged in age from 10 to 12 years, the means age was 11.6 years (SD =.93). 51% participants were male (1,238/2,443). The average of body mass index was 20.09±4.12(Kg/m2), and body mass index of 57% participants were within the normal ranges. 37% of the participants did not eat breakfast every day, 33% seldom ate vegetables/full-grain food and had exercised more than 30 minutes every week. The low frequency of eating breakfast habits, the time spent on physical activities and the energy expenditure had significant relationships with overweight (p < 0.01). The high frequency of consumption of snacks (high-salty, high-fatty or high-sweet), as well as low level of physical activities had a significant inverse association with body mass index (p < 0.01).

Conclusion: Interventions and assessment of the strategies of health promotion are necessary to help Taiwanese school-age children on healthy lifestyles and dietary habits, to decrease their individual health risks factors and to promote their health behaviors.

Keywords:
body mass index; dietary behaviors; lifestyles
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.titleAssociation of Dietary Behaviors and Lifestyles in Relation to the Body Mass Index in School-Age Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChou, Li-Naen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Min-Lien_GB
dc.contributor.authorYen, Hsiangen_GB
dc.author.detailsChou, Li-Na, PhD, RN, lnchou@mail.ntin.edu.tw; Chen, Min-Li, PhD; Yen, Hsiang, MA;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243533-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>This paper is to examine&nbsp;the relationships between dietary habits, lifestyles and body mass index in school-age children. <p><b>Methods: </b>A cross-sectional method design was used to&nbsp;explore&nbsp;the relationships between dietary habits, lifestyles and body mass index in Taiwanese school-age children. 2,443 school-age&nbsp;participants were recruited by multistage random cluster sampling from 40 public elementary schools in southern area of Taiwan and data were collected in 2009.&nbsp; <p><b>Results: </b>Participants ranged in age from 10 to 12 years, the means age was 11.6 years (SD =.93). 51%&nbsp;participants were male (1,238/2,443). The average of body mass index was 20.09&plusmn;4.12(Kg/m<sup>2</sup>), and body mass index of 57% participants were within the normal ranges.&nbsp;37% of the participants did not eat breakfast every day, 33% seldom ate vegetables/full-grain food and had exercised more than 30 minutes every week. The low frequency of eating breakfast habits, the time spent on physical activities and the energy expenditure had significant relationships with overweight (p &lt; 0.01). The&nbsp;high frequency of consumption of snacks (high-salty, high-fatty or high-sweet), as well as&nbsp;low level of physical activities had a significant inverse association with body mass index (p &lt; 0.01). <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Interventions and assessment of the strategies of health promotion are necessary to help Taiwanese school-age children on healthy lifestyles and dietary habits, to decrease their individual health risks factors and to promote their health behaviors.en_GB
dc.subjectbody mass indexen_GB
dc.subjectdietary behaviorsen_GB
dc.subjectlifestylesen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:23:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:23:36Z-
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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