Childhood obesity has become a very serious epidemic in the United States. Childhood obesity affects children as well as adolescents. Obesity occurs in a child when is classified to be well over a body mass limit, which is defined by the child's height and age. Serious health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure have been commonly linked to obesity. The aim of this study was to identify ways that can help prevent childhood obesity, as well as the financial implications on society. Data from the California Health Interview Survey (between 2011 and 2012) were analyzed to gain insight into the predictive relationship between diet, physical activity, park use, parental involvement, public program utilization and sex, weight, body mass index (BMI). The results showed that there was significant positive correlation with the diet, physical activity and park use and the impact it had on the child's weight.
|Advisor:||O'Lawrence, Henry, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health care management|
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