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Record number 495926
Title WHO European childhood obesity surveillance initiative : Health-risk behaviours on nutrition and physical activity in 6-9-year-old schoolchildren
Author(s) Wijnhoven, T.M.A.; Raaij, J.M.A. Van; Yngve, Agneta; Sjöberg, Agneta; Kunešová, Marie; Duleva, Vesselka; Petrauskiene, Ausra; Rito, A.I.; Breda, João
Source Public Health Nutrition 18 (2015)17. - ISSN 1368-9800 - p. 3108 - 3124.
Department(s) Chair Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) Europe - Food consumption - Obesity - Physical activity - Schoolchildren

Objective To assess to what extent eight behavioural health risks related to breakfast and food consumption and five behavioural health risks related to physical activity, screen time and sleep duration are present among schoolchildren, and to examine whether health-risk behaviours are associated with obesity. Design Cross-sectional design as part of the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (school year 2007/2008). Children's behavioural data were reported by their parents and children's weight and height measured by trained fieldworkers. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analyses were performed. Setting Primary schools in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Portugal and Sweden; paediatric clinics in the Czech Republic. Subjects Nationally representative samples of 6-9-year-olds (n 15 643). Results All thirteen risk behaviours differed statistically significantly across countries. Highest prevalence estimates of risk behaviours were observed in Bulgaria and lowest in Sweden. Not having breakfast daily and spending screen time ≥2 h/d were clearly positively associated with obesity. The same was true for eating 'foods like pizza, French fries, hamburgers, sausages or meat pies' >3 d/week and playing outside

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