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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335707
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Working With Communities to Address Obesity Across the Lifespan
Author(s):
Gance-Cleveland, Bonnie
Author Details:
Bonnie Gance-Cleveland PhD, RNC, PNP, FAAN bonnie.gance-cleveland@ucdenver.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Obesity threatens to undermine many of the health improvements decades of science and research have fostered. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently reported that obesity rates for adults will exceed 60% in 13 states if the current trends continue. Other estimates predict that by 2030, 86.3% of all U.S. adults will be overweight or obese, and 51.5% will be obese. Childhood and adolescent obesity rates have more than doubled in the last 30 years, reaching a startling 20% and 17%, respectively. It is now projected that obese children are more than twice as likely to die before age 55. In addition, significant health disparities exist among ethnic minority populations, data indicate that 39.1% of 2-19 year-old Blacks; 39.1% of 2-19 year-old Hispanics have a BMI ¡Ý85 percentile compared to 27.9% of 2-19 year-old Whites. Poor, underserved, and ethnic minority populations are most at risk for developing obesity and its related health sequelae, which include cancer, CVD, and diabetes. This pervasive epidemic affects all ages of the population in the United States and disproportionately affects ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged communities. In order to address the obesity epidemic, it is essential to work with communities to approach the epidemic in a variety of ways. The Lifecourse Perspective guides our collective work recognizing that a variety of risk and protective factors including biological, genetic, psychological, cultural, and historical events and experiences influence the overall health of individuals and populations. Different health trajectories are the product of these cumulative risk and protective factors and other influences that are programmed into biobehavioral regulatory systems during critical and sensitive periods. This symposium will highlight work in the area of obesity across the lifespan.
Keywords:
Lifecourse Perspective, health disparities, childhood obesity
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress, 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWorking With Communities to Address Obesity Across the Lifespanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGance-Cleveland, Bonnieen_GB
dc.author.detailsBonnie Gance-Cleveland PhD, RNC, PNP, FAAN bonnie.gance-cleveland@ucdenver.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335707-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Obesity threatens to undermine many of the health improvements decades of science and research have fostered. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently reported that obesity rates for adults will exceed 60% in 13 states if the current trends continue. Other estimates predict that by 2030, 86.3% of all U.S. adults will be overweight or obese, and 51.5% will be obese. Childhood and adolescent obesity rates have more than doubled in the last 30 years, reaching a startling 20% and 17%, respectively. It is now projected that obese children are more than twice as likely to die before age 55. In addition, significant health disparities exist among ethnic minority populations, data indicate that 39.1% of 2-19 year-old Blacks; 39.1% of 2-19 year-old Hispanics have a BMI ¡Ý85 percentile compared to 27.9% of 2-19 year-old Whites. Poor, underserved, and ethnic minority populations are most at risk for developing obesity and its related health sequelae, which include cancer, CVD, and diabetes. This pervasive epidemic affects all ages of the population in the United States and disproportionately affects ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged communities. In order to address the obesity epidemic, it is essential to work with communities to approach the epidemic in a variety of ways. The Lifecourse Perspective guides our collective work recognizing that a variety of risk and protective factors including biological, genetic, psychological, cultural, and historical events and experiences influence the overall health of individuals and populations. Different health trajectories are the product of these cumulative risk and protective factors and other influences that are programmed into biobehavioral regulatory systems during critical and sensitive periods. This symposium will highlight work in the area of obesity across the lifespan.en_GB
dc.subjectLifecourse Perspective, health disparities, childhood obesityen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T14:32:13Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T14:32:13Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congress, 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submited a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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