Vol 11: Weight status and perception of body image in children: the effect of maternal immigrant status.Reportar como inadecuado



 Vol 11: Weight status and perception of body image in children: the effect of maternal immigrant status.


Vol 11: Weight status and perception of body image in children: the effect of maternal immigrant status. - Descarga este documento en PDF. Documentación en PDF para descargar gratis. Disponible también para leer online.

Descargar gratis o leer online en formato PDF el libro: Vol 11: Weight status and perception of body image in children: the effect of maternal immigrant status.
This article is from Nutrition Journal, volume 11.AbstractBackground: Recent studies have shown that body image perception is an important factor in weight control and may be influenced by culture and ethnicity. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between immigrant status of the mother and weight status and body image perception of the child. Methods: In total, 2706 schoolchildren 1405 boys and 1301 girls aged 8–9 years and their mothers participated in a cross-sectional survey in Emilia-Romagna region northern Italy. Weight and height of the children were measured and Body Mass Index BMI was calculated. Actual and ideal body image perception by the children and by the mothers with respect to their children was evaluated according to Collins’ body image silhouettes. Results: The BMI values were significantly lower in children of immigrants than in children of Italian mothers F:17.27 vs 17.99 kg-m2; M:17.77 vs 18.13 kg-m2. The prevalence of overweight-obesity was lower, and the prevalence of underweight higher, in children of immigrant mothers than in those of Italian mothers overweight- F:21.3 vs 29.1%; M. 28.3 vs 31.4%; underweight- F:5.16 vs 3.84%; M:6.63 vs 2.82%. The childrens body image perception was consistent with the differing pattern of nutritional status. In the comparison between actual and ideal figures, the Feel-Ideal Difference Index FID scores resulted different between the subsample with foreign-born mother in comparison to the native one significantly lower in daughters of immigrants FID- F: 0.31 vs 0.57; M: 0.35 vs 0.32. There were significant differences in the choice of the ideal figure of the child between immigrant mothers and Italian mothers FID- F: -0.05 vs 0.19; M: -0.35 vs −0.03: the ideal figure values were higher in the immigrant mothers of male children and lower in the Italian mothers of female children. Conclusion: Our results suggest that cultural and behavioral factors linked to ethnicity play an important role in the nutritional status of children and in the perceived and ideal body image.



Autor: Gualdi-Russo, Emanuela; Manzon, Vanessa Samantha; Masotti, Sabrina; Toselli, Stefania; Albertini, Augusta; Celenza, Francesca; Zaccagni, Luciana

Fuente: https://archive.org/







Documentos relacionados