Title

Structural Model of Parenting Dimension, Media Usage Type and Body Mass Index in Korean Preschool Children

Published In

Children and Youth Services Review

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

8-1-2017

Abstract

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. The prevalence of childhood obesity is rising around the world. Globally, the number of overweight children under the age of five is estimated to be about 41 million in 2014 (WHO, 2016). Obesity in childhood can negatively affect their immediate health, but also is likely to lead to adult obesity that often develops chronic illnesses including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease even at a younger age (Bridger, 2009; Flynn et al., 2006). Subsequently, it causes considerable socioeconomic costs such as medical costs and job absenteeism (Cawley, 2010). Prevention of childhood obesity is important from an early age.

DOI

10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.06.028

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