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Caregiver's Country of Birth Is a Significant Determinant of Accurate Perception of Preschool-Age Children's Weight.

Authors
  • Natale, Ruby1
  • Uhlhorn, Susan B2
  • Lopez-Mitnik, Gabriela2
  • Camejo, Stephanie2
  • Englebert, Nicole2
  • Delamater, Alan M2
  • Messiah, Sarah E2
  • 1 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA [email protected]
  • 2 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education
Publication Date
April 2016
Volume
43
Issue
2
Pages
191–200
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1090198115599395
PMID: 26304710
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The results of this study suggest that foreign-born caregivers of U.S. preschool-age overweight/obese children in particular do not accurately perceive their child's BMI status. Health care professionals serving foreign-born caregivers may consider additional culturally appropriate healthy weight counseling for these families.

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