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Kinesiology

2014

Selected Works

Childhood obesity

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Developing A Statewide Childhood Body Mass Index Surveillance Program, Yong Gao, Laura Petranek, Jane Shimon Sep 2014

Developing A Statewide Childhood Body Mass Index Surveillance Program, Yong Gao, Laura Petranek, Jane Shimon

Jane Shimon

Background

Several states have implemented childhood obesity surveillance programs supported by legislation. Representatives from Idaho wished to develop a model for childhood obesity surveillance without the support of state legislation, and subsequently report predictors of overweight and obesity in the state.

Methods

A coalition comprised of the Idaho State Department of Education and 4 universities identified a randomized cluster sample of schools. After obtaining school administrator consent, measurement teams traveled to each school to measure height and weight of students. Sex and race/ethnicity data were also collected.

Results

The collaboration between the universities resulted in a sample of 6735 ...


Developing A Statewide Childhood Body Mass Index Surveillance Program, Yong Gao, Laura Petranek, Jane Shimon Sep 2014

Developing A Statewide Childhood Body Mass Index Surveillance Program, Yong Gao, Laura Petranek, Jane Shimon

Laura Jones Petranek

Background

Several states have implemented childhood obesity surveillance programs supported by legislation. Representatives from Idaho wished to develop a model for childhood obesity surveillance without the support of state legislation, and subsequently report predictors of overweight and obesity in the state.

Methods

A coalition comprised of the Idaho State Department of Education and 4 universities identified a randomized cluster sample of schools. After obtaining school administrator consent, measurement teams traveled to each school to measure height and weight of students. Sex and race/ethnicity data were also collected.

Results

The collaboration between the universities resulted in a sample of 6735 ...