Table of Contents
ISRN Nursing
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 270464, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/270464
Research Article

Obesity and Overweight Prevalence among a Mississippi Low-Income Preschool Population: A Five-Year Comparison

1School of Nursing, College of Health, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive, Box 5095, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, USA
2School of Social Work, College of Health, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive, Box 5114, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, USA
3Department of Nutrition and Food Systems, College of Health, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive, Box 5172, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, USA
4School of Human Performance and Recreation, College of Health, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive, Box 5142, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, USA
5Office of Health Data and Research, Mississippi State Department of Health , 570 E. Woodrow Wilson, Jackson, MS 39215-1700, USA

Received 30 June 2011; Accepted 21 July 2011

Academic Editors: K.-C. Lin and A. Williams

Copyright © 2011 Bonnie L. Harbaugh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. S. R. Daniels, D. Arnett, R. Eckel et al., “American Heart Association scientific statement: overweight in children and adolescents: pathophysiology, consequences, prevention, and treatment,” Circulation, vol. 111, pp. 1999–2012, 2005. View at Google Scholar
  2. N. Falkner, D. Neumark-Sztainer, M. Story, R. W. Jeffery, T. Beuhring, and M. D. Resnick, “Social, educational and psychological correlates of weight status in adolescents,” Obesity Research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 32–42, 2001. View at Google Scholar
  3. R. Bhattacharjee, J. Kim, L. Khierandash-Gozal, and D. Gozal, “Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children: a tale of inflammatory cascades,” Pediatric Pulmonology, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 313–323, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  4. B. G. Moss and W. H. Yeaton, “Young children’s weight trajectories and associated risk factors: results from the early childhood longitudinal study-birth cohort,” The American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 190–196, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  5. M. Mullen and J. Shield, Childhood and Adolescent Overweight: The Health Professional’s Guide to Identification, Treatment, and Prevention, American Dietetic Association, 2004.
  6. A. Must and R. Strauss, “Risks and consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity,” International Journal of Obesity Related Metabolic Disorders, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. S2–S11, 1999. View at Google Scholar
  7. J. J. Reilly, E. Methven, Z. C. McDowell et al., “Health consequences of obesity,” Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 88, no. 9, pp. 748–752, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  8. R. L. Sjoberg, K. W. Nilsson, and J. Leppert, “Obesity, shame and depression in school aged children: a population-based study,” Pediatrics, vol. 116, no. 3, pp. e389–e392, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  9. K. Suriano, J. Curran, S. M. Byrne, T. W. Jones, and E. A. Davis, “Fatness, fitness, and increased cardiovascular risk in young children,” The Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 157, no. 4, pp. 552–558, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  10. D. R. Thompson, E. Obarzanek, D. L. Franko et al., “Childhood overweight and cardiovascular disease risk factors: the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute growth and health study,” The Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 150, no. 1, pp. 18–25, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  11. A. Must, “Does overweight in childhood have an impact on adult health?” Nutrition Reviews, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 139–142, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  12. M. de Onis, M. Blössner, and E. Borghi, “Global prevalence and trends of overweight and obesity among preschool children,” The American journal of clinical nutrition, vol. 92, no. 5, pp. 1257–1264, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  13. C. L. Ogden, M. D. Carroll, L. R. Curtain, M. M. Lamb, and K. M. Flegal, “Prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents: United States, trends 1963–1965 through 2007–2008,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 303, no. 3, pp. 242–249, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  14. A. J. Sharma, L. M. Grummer-Strawn, K. Dalenius et al., “Obesity prevalence among low-income, preschool-aged children—United States, 1998–2008,” CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 58, no. 28, pp. 769–773, 2009. View at Google Scholar
  15. B. Polhamus, K. Dalenius, H. Mackentosh, B. Smith, and L. Grummer-Strawn, “Pediatric nutrition surveillance 2009 report,” Tech. Rep., Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga, USA, 2011, http://www.cdc.gov/pednss/publications/index.htm/. View at Google Scholar
  16. The Trust for America’s Health, “F as in fat: how obesity threatens America’s future,” Issue Report, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2010, http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2010/Obesity2010Report.pdf/. View at Google Scholar
  17. U.S. Census Bureau, “Percentage of people in poverty by state using 2- and 3-year averages: 2007-2008 and 2009-2010,” http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/incpovhlth/2010/tables.html.
  18. K. M. Flegal, M. D. Carroll, C. L. Ogden, and L. R. Curtin, “Prevalence and trends in obesity among US adults, 1999–2008,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 303, no. 3, pp. 235–241, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  19. National Survey of Children's Health, http://nschdata.org/Content/07Obesity ReportCards.aspx/.
  20. E. F. Molaison, J. R. Kolbo, L. Zhang et al., “Prevalence and trends in obesity among Mississippi public school students, 2005–2009,” Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 67–72, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  21. B. L. Harbaugh, W. Bounds, J. Kolbo, E. Molaison, and L. Zhang, “Prevalence estimates of overweight in Head Start preschoolers,” Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 350–359, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  22. C. L. Ogden, M. D. Carroll, L. R. Curtin, M. A. McDowell, C. J. Tabak, and K. M. Flegal, “Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States, 1994–2004,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 295, no. 13, pp. 1549–1555, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  23. N. D. Brener, L. Kann, S. A. Kinchen et al., “Methodology of the youth risk behavior surveillance system,” CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 53, no. -12, pp. 1–13, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  24. Centers for Disease Control, “A SAS program for the CDC growth charts,” 2005, http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/growthcharts/resources/sas.htm. View at Google Scholar
  25. Centers for Disease Control, “Use and interpretation for the CDC growth charts,” 2000, http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/growthcharts/guide.htm/. View at Google Scholar
  26. H. N. Sweeting, “Gendered dimensions of obesity in childhood and adolescence,” Nutrition Journal, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1–14, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  27. C. Anderson-Lewis, B. L. Harbaugh, J. R. Kolbo, and L. Zhang, “Public opinion on childhood obesity as a driving force for policy and intervention development,” Online Journal of Urban and Rural Research, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22–30, 2009. View at Google Scholar
  28. B. L. Harbaugh, M. Jordan-Welch, W. Bounds, L. Blom, and W. Fisher, “Nurses and families rising to the challenge of overweight children,” The Nurse practitioner, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 31–35, 2007. View at Google Scholar
  29. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, “NAPNAP position statement on the identification and prevention of overweight and obesity in the pediatric population,” Journal of Pediatric Health Care, vol. 23, pp. 15A–16A, 2009. View at Google Scholar
  30. S. E. Barlow, “Expert committee recommendations regarding the prevention, assessment, and treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity: summary report,” Pediatrics, vol. 120, pp. S164–192, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  31. Institute of Medicine, “Early childhood obesity prevention policies,” 2011, http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Early-Childhood-Obesity-Prevention-Policies.aspx/. View at Google Scholar
  32. M. Jordan-Welch and B. L. Harbaugh, “End the epidemic of childhood obesity…one family at a time,” American Nurse Today, vol. 1, pp. 1–6, 2008. View at Google Scholar