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Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Jennifer A. O'Dea and Michael Eriksen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book brings together up-to-date research and experience of some of the most highly regarded childhood obesity prevention researchers, practitioners, and theorists. Controversial issues include ... More


High body mass index, overweight, and obesity in children: Definitions, terminology, and interpretation

Katherine M. Flegal and Cynthia L. Ogden

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Studies in a variety of countries have shown increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in recent years. These increases have given rise to concern about children's health ... More


Stigma and BMI screening in schools, or ‘Mom, I hate it when they weigh me’

Lynne M. MacLean, Mechthild Meyer, Audrey Walsh, Kathryn Clinton, Lisa Ashley, Stephanie Donovan, and Nancy Edwards

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

‘Mom, I hate it when they weigh me’. These words were uttered by a child of one of the authors of this chapter. This quote was chosen as the title of this chapter on stigma and BMI screening in ... More


A review of prevalence and trends in childhood obesity in the United States

Cynthia L. Ogden, Margaret D. Carroll, and Katherine M. Flegal

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In the United States, the prevalence of obesity among 2–19 year old children and adolescents tripled between 1980 and 1999. Between 1999 and 2008, however, the rate of increase slowed and the ... More


Secular trends in childhood obesity and associated risk factors in China from 1982 to 2006

Zhaohui Cui and Michael J. Dibley

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reviews the secular trends in childhood obesity and associated risk factors from three nationwide surveys across China conducted between 1982 and 2006. The Chinese National Surveys on ... More


Prevalence and trends in childhood obesity

Tim Lobstein

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health policy-makers seeking to estimate the burden of childhood obesity and health-promotion workers designing interventions to reduce prevalence levels need to be aware of trends and the extent of ... More


Prevalence and trends in adult obesity in affluent countries

Jacob C. Seidell

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the prevalence of overweight and obesity, as indicated by the body mass index (BMI), in a variety of populations worldwide. The emphasis is on recent surveys and time-trends ... More


Health economic burden of obesity – an international perspective

Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, Thomas Reinhold, Adrian von Schulzendorff, and Stefan N. Willich

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter gives an overview of obesity's economic burden by taking an international perspective. It briefly illustrates the fundamentals of health economic concepts and their importance in the ... More


Trends in Hong Kong and Macao and other Chinese communities

Albert Lee

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Obesity prevalence amongst children is rising virtually in all countries with acceleration since 1990. In the USA, obesity prevalence in children has increased from around 5% in 1963 to 1970 to 17% ... More


Overweight, obesity, and associated factors among Vietnamese and Southeast Asian children and adolescents

Nguyen Hoang H. Doan Trang, Tang K. Hong, and Michael J. Dibley

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the prevalence and trends of overweight and obesity and associated factors among children and adolescents in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. In general there is very limited data ... More


Secular changes in overweight and obesity among Brazilian adolescents from 1974/75 to 2002/03

Wolney Lisboa Conde and Carlos Augusto Monteiro

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the prevalence, distribution, and changing trends of overweight and obesity among Brazilian adolescents across the last three decades, including the most recent population ... More


Childhood obesity—recent trends in Sweden including socioeconomic differences

Elinor Sundblom, Agneta Sjöberg, Jennie Blank, and Lauren Lissner

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reports on recent obesity trends among Swedish children. Sweden has a relatively low prevalence of childhood obesity. Yet, the rates in children as well as in adults have increased in ... More


Childhood obesity: Treatment or prevention?

Hammer Lawrence D.

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Successful treatment of the obese child or adolescent offers one approach to preventing the long-term consequences of obesity. This chapter provides an overview of the co-morbidities of childhood ... More


Prevention and management of obesity in children and adolescents—the Singapore experience

Ting Fei Ho

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In this chapter, an overview of the prevalence and health problems of childhood obesity in Singapore provides a backdrop to the discussion on the measures of prevention and intervention of childhood ... More


Asian adolescents in New Zealand—a health promotion approach

Shirin Foroughian

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Obesity was seen as a non-Asian phenomenon in New Zealand in the past, but research in recent years is suggesting a different picture. Obesity is characterized by the excessive accumulation of ... More


Interventions targeting childhood obesity involving parents

Nancy Espinoza, Guadalupe X. Ayala, and Elva M. Arredondo

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the role of parents in the prevention of childhood obesity, with a particular focus on how best to involve parents in treatment as well as preventive efforts. Parental ... More


Weight-related teasing and anti-teasing initiatives in schools

Jess Haines

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Weight or body size is a common focus of teasing among youth. Being teased about one's weight (or weight-related teasing) is associated with adverse psychosocial and behavioural outcomes that may put ... More


Obesity prevention interventions for early childhood: An updated systematic review of the literature

Kylie Hesketh and Karen Campbell

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0034
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A previous review of the small number of early childhood obesity prevention literature promoted healthy eating, physical activity, and/or reduce sedentary behaviours in 0–5 year olds, suggesting that ... More


Problems and possible solutions for interventions among children and adolescents

Tom Baranowski, Janice Baranowski, Karen Cullen, Melanie Hingle, Sheryl Hughes, Russell Jago, Tracey Ledoux, Jason Mendoza, Tuan T. Nguyen, Teresia O’Connor, Deborah Thompson, and Kathleen Watson

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0035
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides an overview of childhood obesity causes and discusses the efficacy of potential preventive interventions. Interventions for obesity prevention generally have had no or limited ... More


Implications for Social Work Practice and Research

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses seven key, cross-cutting themes related to obesity that have direct implications for social work: community participation, assets of marginalized communities, program ... More


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