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Salud America! Developing a National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda.

Ramirez, Amelie G and Chalela, Patricia and Gallion, Kipling J and Green, Lawrence W and Ottoson, Judith (2011) Salud America! Developing a National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda. Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 38 (3). pp. 251-60. ISSN 1552-6127

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Abstract

U.S. childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, with one third of children overweight or obese. Latino children have some of the highest obesity rates, a concern because they are part of the youngest and fastest-growing U.S. minority group. Unfortunately, scarce research data on Latinos hinders the development and implementation of evidence-based, culturally appropriate childhood obesity interventions. In response, the Salud America! network conducted a national Delphi survey among researchers and stakeholders to identify research priorities to address Latino childhood obesity and compare differences by occupation and race or ethnicity. The resulting first-ever National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda provides a framework to stimulate research and collaboration among investigators, providers, and communities, and inform policy makers about the epidemic's seriousness and specific needs for priority funding. The agenda ranks family as the main ecological level to prevent Latino childhood obesity--followed by community, school, society, and individual-and ranks top research priorities in each level.


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Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: childhood obesity, Latinos, research agenda, Delphi survey, national, obesity prevention
Subjects: Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 14:29
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 14:29
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2906

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