Sleep duration and risk of obesity among a sample of Victorian school children.

Show simple item record Morrissey, Bridget en Malakellis, Mary en Whelan, Jill en Millar, Lynne en Swinburn, Boyd en Allender, Steven en Strugnell, Claudia en 2018-10-15T02:01:14Z en 2016-03-09 en
dc.identifier.citation BMC public health 16:245 09 Mar 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2458 en
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dc.description.abstract Insufficient sleep is potentially an important modifiable risk factor for obesity and poor physical activity and sedentary behaviours among children. However, inconsistencies across studies highlight the need for more objective measures. This paper examines the relationship between sleep duration and objectively measured physical activity, sedentary time and weight status, among a sample of Victorian Primary School children.A sub-sample of 298 grades four (n = 157) and six (n = 132) Victorian primary school children (aged 9.2-13.2 years) with complete accelerometry and anthropometry data, from 39 schools, were taken from a pilot study of a larger state based cluster randomized control trial in 2013. Data comprised: researcher measured height and weight; accelerometry derived physical activity and sedentary time; and self-reported sleep duration and hypothesised confounding factors (e.g. age, gender and environmental factors).Compared with sufficient sleepers (67 %), those with insufficient sleep (<10 hrs/day) were significantly more likely to be overweight (OR 1.97, 95 % CI:1.11-3.48) or obese (OR 2.43, 95 % CI:1.26-4.71). No association between sleep and objectively measured physical activity levels or sedentary time was found.The strong positive relationship between weight status and sleep deprivation merits further research though PA and sedentary time do not seem to be involved in the relationship. Strategies to improve sleep duration may help obesity prevention initiatives in the future. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC public health en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Sleep Deprivation en
dc.subject Anthropometry en
dc.subject Exercise en
dc.subject Risk en
dc.subject Risk Factors en
dc.subject Pilot Projects en
dc.subject Sleep en
dc.subject Time Factors en
dc.subject Schools en
dc.subject Students en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Child en
dc.subject Victoria en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Overweight en
dc.subject Sedentary Lifestyle en
dc.subject Self Report en
dc.subject Accelerometry en
dc.subject Pediatric Obesity en
dc.title Sleep duration and risk of obesity among a sample of Victorian school children. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12889-016-2913-4 en
pubs.begin-page 245 en
pubs.volume 16 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
dc.identifier.pmid 26961765 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
pubs.subtype research-article en
pubs.subtype Randomized Controlled Trial en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.subtype Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural en
pubs.elements-id 525095 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1471-2458 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-03-10 en
pubs.dimensions-id 26961765 en

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