Neighborhood environment and urban schoolchildren's risk for being overweight.

TitleNeighborhood environment and urban schoolchildren's risk for being overweight.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWhitaker D, Milam AJ, Graham CM, Cooley-Strickland M, Belcher HM, Furr-Holden DC
JournalAmerican journal of health promotion : AJHP
Volume27
Issue6
Pagination410-6
Date Published2013 Jul-Aug
Abstract

Child and adolescent obesity is increasingly prevalent and predisposes risk for poor physical and psychosocial health. Physical and social factors in the environment, such as neighborhood disorder, may be associated with childhood obesity. This study examines the association between living in a disordered neighborhood and being overweight among a sample of urban schoolchildren.

DOI10.1155/2013/942427
Alternate JournalAm J Health Promot