Neighburhoods and Child Adiposity: A Critical Appraisal of the Literature

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dc.contributor.authorCarter, Megan Ann
dc.contributor.authorDubois, Lise
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-25T13:05:59Z
dc.date.available2012-04-25T13:05:59Z
dc.date.created2009
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/22786
dc.description.abstractThis paper critically appraised the published literature to determine the relationship between physical and social environmental features of neighbourhoods with child adiposity. MEDLINE,EMBASE, PsychINFO, and SCOPUS were searched from 1999 to July 2009 using a systematic search strategy. Twenty- seven primary studies were included based on a prior eligibility criteria. Socioeconomic disadvantage was consistently shown to increase child adiposity, while there was some evidence that high social capital protected against increased adiposity. It is unclear at this time if and how other neighbourhood environmental features play a role. Heterogeneity and methodological issues across studies limits our ability to draw overall conclusions.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectChildren
dc.subjectAdiposity
dc.subjectObesity
dc.subjectNeighbourhood
dc.subjectSocial Environment
dc.subjectPhysical Environment
dc.titleNeighburhoods and Child Adiposity: A Critical Appraisal of the Literature
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.12.012
CollectionIRSP - Publications // IPH - Publications
Publications en libre accès financées par uOttawa // uOttawa financed open access publications

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