Household food insecurity and its association with overweight and obesity in children aged 2 to 14 years

Honorato Ortiz-Marrón, Maira Alejandra Ortiz-Pinto, María Urtasun Lanza, Gloria Cabañas Pujadas, Virginia Valero Del Pino, Susana Belmonte Cortés, Tomás Gómez Gascón & María Ordobás Gavín
Abstract Background The objective was to estimate the prevalence of household food insecurity (HFI) depending on sociodemographic factors and its association with lifestyle habits and childhood overweight and obesity. Methods Data was collected from 1,938 children aged 2 to 14 years who participated in the “Study about Malnutrition” of the Community of Madrid. Weight and height were obtained through physical examination. Body mass index was calculated as weight/height2 (kg/m2) and the criteria of the WHO...
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