Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Childhood obesity: Financial implications, factors and prevention
by Sabha, Omar, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 49; 1591615
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Lawrence, Henry, Sinay, Tony
Commitee: Reynolds, Grace
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
Publication Number: 1591615
ISBN: 978-1-321-83412-3
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