Influence of contextual and individual level risk factors on adiposity in a preschool child cohort in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Taylor & Francis
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International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2011, 6 (2), pp. 487 - 500
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To identify risk factors associated with changes in BMI and sum of skinfold thickness (SSF) in a cohort of preschool children in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. This one year follow-up study, using multi-stage cluster sampling, was conducted from 2005 - 2006 with 526 children aged 4 - 5 years in preschools in urban HCMC. Information on neighborhood, preschool and home environments, socio-economic status, the child and parental characteristics were collected using interview-administered questionnaires. Dietary intake and physical activity were measured using modified, validated questionnaires. Weight, height, and triceps, subscapular and suprailiac skinfold thickness were measured.
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