Cohort profile : The resilience for eating and activity despite inequality (READI) study
Ball, Kylie, Cleland, Verity, Salmon, Jo, Timperio, Anna F., McNaughton, Sarah, Thornton, Lukar, Campbell, Karen, Jackson, Michelle, Baur, Louise A., Mishra, Gita, Brug, Johannes, Jeffery, Robert W., King, Abby, Kawachi, Ichiro and Crawford, David A. 2012, Cohort profile : The resilience for eating and activity despite inequality (READI) study, International journal of epidemiology, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 1629-1639.
The Resilience for Eating and Activity Despite Inequality (READI) cohort was established to address the following two key aims: to investigate the pathways (personal, social and structural) by which socio-economic disadvantage influences lifestyle choices associated with obesity risk (physical inactivity, poor dietary choices) and to explore mechanisms underlying ‘resilience’ to obesity risk in socio-economically disadvantaged women and children. A total of 4349 women aged 18–46 years and 685 children aged 5–12 years were recruited from 80 socio-economically disadvantaged urban and rural neighbourhoods of Victoria, Australia, and provided baseline (T1: 2007–08) measures of adiposity, physical activity, sedentary and dietary behaviours; socio-economic and demographic factors; and psychological, social and perceived environmental factors that might impact on obesity risk. Audits of the 80 neighbourhoods were undertaken at baseline to provide objective neighbourhood environmental data. Three-year follow-up data (2010–11) have recently been collected from 1912 women and 382 children. Investigators welcome enquiries regarding data access and collaboration.
Field of Research
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
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