Parental socioeconomic position and development of overweight in adolescence: longitudinal study of Danish adolescents

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Camilla Schmidt Morgen, Laust Hvas Mortensen, Mette Rasmussen, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Pernille Due

An inverse social gradient in overweight among adolescents has been shown in developed countries, but few studies have examined whether weight gain and the development of overweight differs among adolescents from different socioeconomic groups in a longitudinal study. The objective was to identify the possible association between parental socioeconomic position, weight change and the risk of developing overweight among adolescents between the ages 15 to 21.
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Public Health
Volume10
Pages (from-to)520
ISSN1471-2458
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

    Research areas

  • Adolescent, Body Mass Index, Cohort Studies, Denmark, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Overweight, Prospective Studies, Social Class, Young Adult

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