Children obesity is a serious public health issue. This study aimed to investigate physi-cal/sedentary activities of first-year primary schools children in Modena, and their association with overweight/obesity and dietary habits of children and family characteristics to identify the risk factors for unhealthy lifestyles. Child physical/sedentary activities were gathered through an anony-mous questionnaire administered to parents, as well as family characteristics and weight/height of child and parents. Logistic regression models, eventually adjusted for parents’ sociodemographic characteristics, were used to analyze data. Questionnaires were delivered by 660 families (74.2%), of which 72 without anthropometric data were excluded. Three out of four children spent in physical activities less than 7 h/week, while 63.9% dedicated to sedentary activities two or more hours/day. From multivariate analysis, the habit significantly affecting children’s overweight/obesity was spending time on tablets/Personal Computers/mobile phones/videogames. Higher parental education level resulted in a protective factor for implementing unhealthy lifestyles in terms of time dedicated to physical/sedentary activities. Our results suggest the need of interventions to increase time for physical activity and to promote a responsible use of digital media involving the entire families to reach all parents regardless of their education and nationality with a possible relapse on other family members.

Physical and sedentary activities and childhood overweight/obesity: A cross-sectional study among first-year children of primary schools in modena, italy / Paduano, S.; Greco, A.; Borsari, L.; Salvia, C.; Tancredi, S.; Pinca, J.; Midili, S.; Tripodi, A.; Borella, P.; Marchesi, I.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 18:6(2021), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/ijerph18063221]

Physical and sedentary activities and childhood overweight/obesity: A cross-sectional study among first-year children of primary schools in modena, italy

Paduano S.;Borella P.;Marchesi I.
2021

Abstract

Children obesity is a serious public health issue. This study aimed to investigate physi-cal/sedentary activities of first-year primary schools children in Modena, and their association with overweight/obesity and dietary habits of children and family characteristics to identify the risk factors for unhealthy lifestyles. Child physical/sedentary activities were gathered through an anony-mous questionnaire administered to parents, as well as family characteristics and weight/height of child and parents. Logistic regression models, eventually adjusted for parents’ sociodemographic characteristics, were used to analyze data. Questionnaires were delivered by 660 families (74.2%), of which 72 without anthropometric data were excluded. Three out of four children spent in physical activities less than 7 h/week, while 63.9% dedicated to sedentary activities two or more hours/day. From multivariate analysis, the habit significantly affecting children’s overweight/obesity was spending time on tablets/Personal Computers/mobile phones/videogames. Higher parental education level resulted in a protective factor for implementing unhealthy lifestyles in terms of time dedicated to physical/sedentary activities. Our results suggest the need of interventions to increase time for physical activity and to promote a responsible use of digital media involving the entire families to reach all parents regardless of their education and nationality with a possible relapse on other family members.
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Physical and sedentary activities and childhood overweight/obesity: A cross-sectional study among first-year children of primary schools in modena, italy / Paduano, S.; Greco, A.; Borsari, L.; Salvia, C.; Tancredi, S.; Pinca, J.; Midili, S.; Tripodi, A.; Borella, P.; Marchesi, I.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 18:6(2021), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/ijerph18063221]
Paduano, S.; Greco, A.; Borsari, L.; Salvia, C.; Tancredi, S.; Pinca, J.; Midili, S.; Tripodi, A.; Borella, P.; Marchesi, I.
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