Title

Weight Status in US Youth: The Role of Activity, Diet, and Sedentary Behaviors

Authors

Tasha Peart

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

American Journal of Health Behavior

Publication Date

2011

Date Added

2022-07-12

Abstract

Objectives: To assess associations of physical activity, diet, and sedentary behaviors with overweight and obesity. Methods: Analyses of the NHANES 2003-06 were conducted among 2368 US adolescents, ages 12-19. Self-reported diet and sedentary behavior measures were used; physical activity was assessed using accelerometers. Results: Television/video viewing (OR=1.84; CI=1.24, 2.69), physical activity (OR=0.75; CI=0.59, 0.95), and fiber intake (OR=0.96; CI=0.92, 0.99) were associated with obesity whereas television/video viewing was a risk factor for overweight (OR=1.57; CI=1.1, 2.63). Conclusions: Findings using accelerometer-measured physical activity are consistent with results from other studies using self-reported measurements. No interactions with ethnicity and gender were found.

DOI

10.5993/AJHB.35.6.11

Keywords

Health

Disciplines

Public Health

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