Journal article

Ethnicity, socioeconomic status and the nutritional status of Chinese children and adolescents: Findings from three consecutive national surveys between 2005 and 2014

Yanhui Dong, Yinghua Ma, Peijin Hu, Bin Dong, Zhiyong Zou, Yide Yang, Rongbin Xu, Zhenghe Wang, Zhaogeng Yang, Bo Wen, Monique Tan, Feng J He, Yi Song, Jun Ma, Susan M Sawyer, George C Patton

Pediatric Obesity | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Economic development has brought rapid shifts in the food environment of Chinese children and adolescents. OBJECTIVES: To assess the changes in childhood nutritional status across ethnic groups and economic status from 2005 to 2014. METHODS: 664 094 Chinese Han and 224 151 ethnic minority children and adolescents aged 7 to 18 years were assessed in three national cross-sectional surveys (2005, 2010 and 2014). Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of each ethnic group was categorized into four strata of socioeconomic status. To assess ethnic disparities at each time point, we used logistic regression to estimate the prevalence odds ratios (OR) for thinness, overweight and obesit..

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Grants

Awarded by China Scholarship Council


Awarded by Humanities and Social Sciences Planning Fund Project, Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

China Scholarship Council, Grant/Award Number: 201806010592;201806010405; Humanities and Social Sciences Planning Fund Project, Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China, Grant/Award Number: 19YJA890022; Innovation Fund for Outstanding Doctoral Candidates of Peking University Health Science Centre, Grant/Award Number: None; National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant/Award Number: 81673192;81302442