Journal article

Neighbourhood socioeconomic circumstances, adiposity and cardiometabolic risk measures in children with severe obesity

Markus Juonala, Brooke E Harcourt, Christoph Saner, Manpreet Sethi, Richard Saffery, Costan G Magnussen, David P Burgner, Matthew A Sabin

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It has recently been shown that neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage in childhood is associated with obesity, hypertension, fatty liver, and type 2 diabetes in adulthood. However, it is largely unknown whether neighbourhood socioeconomic circumstances are important predictors of adiposity and associated measures in children, especially in those with severe obesity. Therefore, we evaluated the associations between neighbourhood socioeconomic factors with the severity of obesity, and related cardiometabolic risk factors in a cohort of obese children. METHODS: The Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia (COBRA) cohort study comprises 444 children (mean age 11.1years, mea..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

MJ is supported by Juho Vainio Foundation and federal research grants to Turku University Hospital. CS is supported by Ettore e Valeria Rossi foundation Bern, Switzerland; Batzebar foundation Inselspital Bern, Switzerland; Freie akademische Gesellschaft Basel, Switzerland; Novo Nordisk. BEH is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1072086). CGM is supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship (100849). DPB is supported by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (1064629). Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Program. The funding bodies did not play any role in the study.