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Cohort profile : The resilience for eating and activity despite inequality (READI) study
journal contributionposted on 01.01.2013, 00:00 authored by Kylie BallKylie Ball, Verity Cleland, Jo SalmonJo Salmon, Anna TimperioAnna Timperio, Sarah McNaughtonSarah McNaughton, Lukar ThorntonLukar Thornton, Karen CampbellKaren Campbell, Michelle JacksonMichelle Jackson, L Baur, G Mishra, J Brug, R Jeffery, A King, I Kawachi, David CrawfordDavid Crawford
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.