Family factors related to obesity in Mexican-American and Anglo preschool children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278131
Title:
Family factors related to obesity in Mexican-American and Anglo preschool children
Author:
Liao, Yen-Chi, 1961-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this secondary analysis of data was to investigate the relationship between family factors and obesity in Mexican American and Anglo preschool children. The purposive sample consisted of 341 mothers and their children, of which 180 were Mexican Americans and 161 were Anglos. Demographic characteristics indicated that Mexican American children: were heavier; living in single parent families more frequently; had more body fat; had mothers with higher body mass index (BMI); had larger family size; were less likely to be first born or only children; had less educated parents with lower level occupations and lower family income; and had mothers who used control in feeding practices more often than their Anglo counterparts. Results identify areas for prevention of childhood obesity.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.; Health Sciences, Human Development.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Alexander, Mary A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFamily factors related to obesity in Mexican-American and Anglo preschool childrenen_US
dc.creatorLiao, Yen-Chi, 1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLiao, Yen-Chi, 1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this secondary analysis of data was to investigate the relationship between family factors and obesity in Mexican American and Anglo preschool children. The purposive sample consisted of 341 mothers and their children, of which 180 were Mexican Americans and 161 were Anglos. Demographic characteristics indicated that Mexican American children: were heavier; living in single parent families more frequently; had more body fat; had mothers with higher body mass index (BMI); had larger family size; were less likely to be first born or only children; had less educated parents with lower level occupations and lower family income; and had mothers who used control in feeding practices more often than their Anglo counterparts. Results identify areas for prevention of childhood obesity.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Human Development.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAlexander, Mary A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348505en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27589201en_US
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