Globally, the increase of overweight and obesity has reached epidemic proportions in both adults, and children. Overweight and obesity have become a major public health concern as a consequence of the serious impact on morbidity, quality of life, and mortality. Prevalence rates are still growing, also in the Netherlands.

Differences in overweight and obesity can be seen between native and non-native children. Migrant children are more at risk of overweight and obesity, as compared to their indigenous counterparts. The question arises which factors influence these elevated rates. Risk factors seem to have spread uneven among ethnic groups.

This book gains knowledge on modifiable factors, aiming to explain differences in overweight and obesity between primary school children from migrant and native Dutch origin.

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Keywords Child Health, Overweight, Obesity, Transients and Migrants, Physical Activity, Dietary Intake, Sleep, Netherlands
Promotor F.F.H. Rutten (Frans) , H. van de Mheen (Dike)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor This research was made possible by a grant of the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (115100004), funding from the Institute of Health Policy and Management, a department of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and financial support from the IVO Addiction Research Institute.
ISBN 978-94-6169-726-4
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/78953
Labree, L.J.W. (2015, November 6). Differences in overweight and obesity between primary school children from migrant and native origin. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/78953