Food Security Status and Overweight/Obesity among 2- to 5-Year-Old Boys and Girls in a Community-Based Clinic

Trina L. Gipson-Jones, Latoya J. O'Neal, Jylana L. Sheats, Roland J. Thorpe, Bettina M. Beech, Marino A. Bruce

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between food security, parental health behaviors, and overweight/obesity among 2- to 5-year-old children in West Tennessee (N = 264). Results from logistic regression models indicate that the association between parental characteristics and child weight status varies by child sex and household food security. These findings highlight the need for more nuanced analysis that can produce results that inform and shape the development of precise health promotion and intervention strategies designed for diverse low-resource populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

Keywords

  • childhood obesity
  • food insecurity
  • health disparities
  • race
  • sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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