Mother-daughter resemblance in BMI and obesity-related behaviors

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dc.contributor.author Rosenkranz, Richard R.
dc.contributor.author Bauer, Abigail
dc.contributor.author Dzewaltowski, David A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-12T17:37:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-12T17:37:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13323
dc.description.abstract Objective: This study sought to determine the association between mother-daughter resemblance in body mass index (BMI) and obesity-related behaviors, and whether connectedness moderated those associations. Method: Seventy-six Girl Scouts (ages 9 to 13 years) were objectively assessed for BMI, and surveyed via questionnaire. Sixty-eight parents also completed questionnaires assessing height, weight, and obesity-related behaviors. Results: Significant relationships were found for television viewing (β = .351, p = .002), eating while watching television (β = .468, p < .001 ), fruit consumption (β = .374, p = .005) and vegetable consumption (β = .243, p = .050). Connectedness moderated the maternal BMI and daughter BMI Z-score relationship (β = .307, p = .026), and mother-daughter TV viewing (β = .258, p = .043). Conclusion: Connectedness may influence girls’ BMI and behavioral resemblance to mothers. Specific pathways leading to greater similarity between parent and child relative weight need further study. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.reference-global.com/toc/ijamh/22/4 en_US
dc.subject Child en_US
dc.subject Parenting en_US
dc.subject Weight status en_US
dc.subject Obesity prevention en_US
dc.subject Influences en_US
dc.title Mother-daughter resemblance in BMI and obesity-related behaviors en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi: 10.1515/IJAMH.2010.22.4.477 en_US
dc.citation.epage 489 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health en_US
dc.citation.spage 477 en_US
dc.citation.volume 22 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid ricardo en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bauer1a en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dadx en_US


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