Child Care: Implications for Overweight / Obesity in Canadian children?

Child Care: Implications for Overweight / Obesity in Canadian children?

Child Care: Implications for Overweight / Obesity in Canadian children?

Child Care: Implications for Overweight / Obesity in Canadian children?s

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Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, vol. 33, no 1, p. 1-11.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Our objective was to examine three types of child care arrangement at age 2/3 years in relation to subsequent change in body mass index [BMI] between age 2/3 years and age 6/7 years in a nationally representative sample of Canadian children.» (p. 2)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Les auteurs utilisent des données provenant de l’étude National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) et les comparent, entre autres, de manière interprovinciale.

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


À la lumière de leur étude, les auteurs concluent que «care by a nonrelative [is] associated with an increase in BMI over time for all boys and for girls from low-income adequacy households. […] In terms of research on child care and weight-related outcomes specifically, measured height and weight data are essential.» (p. 10). Ils ajoutent également que «[a]lthough on the one hand it is good news that formal daycare does not appear to have a clear adverse effect on BMI, the absence of effect (particularly in the logistic regression models) also suggests a potentially under-exploited opportunity for health promotion. As noted, the number of young children in Canada with mothers in the paid labour force far exceeds the number of spots available in formal high-quality, affordable and accessible child care settings. Many families accordingly rely on other care options, including care by a nonrelative, which we observed to have an adverse effect on later BMI. Were it more widely available and accessible, it is plausible that at least some of the families currently using informal care options would opt for the formal highquality daycare.» (p. 9)