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Trends in child and adolescent obesity prevalence according to socioeconomic position: protocol for a systematic review

Chung, Alexandra, Backholer, Kathryn, Wong, Evelyn, Palermo, Claire, Keating, Catherine and Peeters, Anna 2014, Trends in child and adolescent obesity prevalence according to socioeconomic position: protocol for a systematic review, Systematic reviews, vol. 3, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-3-52.

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Title Trends in child and adolescent obesity prevalence according to socioeconomic position: protocol for a systematic review
Author(s) Chung, Alexandra
Backholer, KathrynORCID iD for Backholer, Kathryn orcid.org/0000-0002-3323-575X
Wong, Evelyn
Palermo, Claire
Keating, Catherine
Peeters, AnnaORCID iD for Peeters, Anna orcid.org/0000-0003-4340-9132
Journal name Systematic reviews
Volume number 3
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 2046-4053
Keyword(s) Adolescent
Child
Humans
Pediatric Obesity
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Summary BACKGROUND: Obesity is a significant public health issue and is socially patterned, with greater prevalence of obesity observed in the most socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. Recent evidence suggests that the prevalence of childhood obesity is levelling off in some countries. However, this may not be the case across all socioeconomic strata. The aim of this review is to examine whether trends in child and adolescent obesity prevalence since 1990 differ according to socioeconomic position in developed countries.

METHODS: An electronic search will be conducted via Ovid Medline, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Scopus and Cochrane Collaboration to identify articles that report trends in obesity prevalence in children and adolescents according to socioeconomic position. We will also search grey literature databases including the Virtual Library for Public Health and the System for Information on Grey Literature, as well as websites from relevant organisations. Articles that report on a series of cross sectional studies; describe one or more measure of obesity with data recorded at two or more time points since 1990; and report trends by at least one indicator of socioeconomic position will be included. Quality of included studies will be evaluated according to criteria that consider both internal and external validity. Descriptive analysis will be performed to examine trends since 1990 in childhood obesity prevalence according to socioeconomic position.

DISCUSSION: The review will provide a picture of change over time in developed countries of childhood obesity prevalence across socioeconomic strata and identify whether changes in childhood obesity prevalence are experienced equally across socioeconomic groups.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/2046-4053-3-52
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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