Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States. Childhood obesity predisposes young children to an increased risk of developing both chronic diseases and disabilities. With the high costs of health care and the detrimental results of this disease, childhood obesity imposes a burden not only on the family, but also on society.
The aim of this study was to determine whether there was a significant relationship between childhood obesity and the following possible predictors: parents' marital status, single parent family's level of educational attainment, and single parent family's income. The data used in this study was from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey and explored the relationship between childhood obesity and the possible predictors. The sample size of parents in this study was 9913. Of those 9,913 parents, there were 8,612 (87%) married with children and 1,301 (13%) single with children.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health sciences, Nutrition, Epidemiology|
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