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Body Mass Index trajectories of Indigenous Australian children, and relation to screen-time, diet, and demographic factors

Thurber, Katherine; Dobbins, Timothy; Neeman, Teresa; Banwell, Cathy; Banks, Emily


OBJECTIVE: Limited cross-sectional data indicate elevated overweight/obesity prevalence among Indigenous versus non-Indigenous Australian children. This study aims to quantify body mass index (BMI) trajectories among Indigenous Australian children aged 3-6 and 6-9 years and to identify factors associated with the development of overweight/obesity. METHODS: Three-year BMI change was examined in up to 1,157 children in the national Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. BMI...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity
DOI: 10.1002/oby.21783
Access Rights: Open Access


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