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Obesity: A major problem for Spanish minors

Manel Antelo, Pilar Magdalena and Juan Reboredo ()

Economics & Human Biology, 2017, vol. 24, issue C, 61-73

Abstract: •We investigate the link between socioeconomic and demographic status and obesity prevalence in Spanish children, ages 2–15.•Overall, the observed prevalence of obesity among children aged 2–15 is 10.6%.•Obesity prevalence by age is nonlinear, increasing up to about age 5 and declining thereafter.•Obesity prevalence among children 2–15 crucially depends of income, education, diet, sleeping habits and physical activity.

Keywords: Children; Body mass index; Obesity prevalence; Logistic regression; Inequality in obesity prevalence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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