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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Peer effects on obesity in a sample of European children

Anno di pubblicazione: 2015

Formato: Elettronico

Autori: Gwozdz, Wencke; Sousa-Poza, Alfonso; Reisch, Lucia A.; Bammann, Karin; Eiben, Gabriele; Kourides, Yiannis; Kovacs, Eva; Lauria, Fabio; Konstabel, Kenn; Santaliestra-Pasias, Alba M.; Vyncke, Krishna; Pigeot, Iris

Affiliazioni autori: Array; Array; Array; Array; Array; Res & Educ Inst Child Hlth; Array; Array; Array; Array; Array; Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS; Array

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: This study analyzes peer effects on childhood obesity using data from the first two waves of the IDEFICS study, which applies several anthropometric and other measures of fatness to approximately 14,000 children aged two to nine participating in both waves in 16 regions of eight European countries. Peers are defined as same-sex children in the same school and age group. The results show that peer effects do exist in this European sample but that they differ among both regions and different fatness measures. Peer effects are larger in Spain, Italy, and Cyprus - the more collectivist regions in our sample - while waist circumference generally gives rise to larger peer effects than BMI. We also provide evidence that parental misperceptions of their own children's weight goes hand in hand With fatter peer groups, supporting the notion that in making such assessments, parents compare their children's weight with that of friends and schoolmates. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 139

Pagine a: 152

Pagine totali: 14


Economics and human biology Elsevier Science
Paese di pubblicazione: Paesi Bassi
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1570-677X

Numero volume: 18

DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2015.05.002

Referee: Ś: Internazionale

Stato della pubblicazione: Published version

Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) [000359031100011]

Parole chiave:

  • Peer effects
  • Children
  • Obesity
  • Europe

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