Correlates of leisure-time physical activity participation among Latino children and adolescents with acanthosis nigricans

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Sociology
Creator Wen, Ming
Other Author Su, Dejun
Title Correlates of leisure-time physical activity participation among Latino children and adolescents with acanthosis nigricans
Date 2014-01-01
Description Childhood obesity has become a serious public health concern in the United States. The prevalence rates of childhood obesity largely increased in the 1980s and 1990s and remained persistently high between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008 in the United States [20]. The highest extreme obesity prevalence rate, defined at the 97th percentile or higher of the age-gender-specific growth chart [13, 22], was found in Mexican American youth ages 6-11, closely followed by other Latino youth of the same age group. Childhood obesity has negative consequences on many health outcomes [19]. For example, weight-related type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), previously only observed among adults, is now more and more being diagnosed in youth [1, 15]. Public health measures are urgently needed to improve early identification of at-risk youth and implement interventions effective in delaying or even preventing the development of metabolic abnormalities or other morbidities associated with obesity and insulin resistance [5, 6, 30].
Type Text
Publisher Springer
First Page 1
Last Page 7
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Wen, M., & Su, D. (2014). Correlates of leisure-time physical activity participation among Latino children and adolescents with acanthosis nigricans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-7.
Rights Management (c) Springer (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)
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Date Created 2014-04-07
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m93jng
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