Evid Based Nurs 10:58 doi:10.1136/ebn.10.2.58
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Children who had experienced family food insufficiency were more likely to be overweight at 4.5 years of age

 Q What is the relation between family food insufficiency and overweight in preschool children?



population based cohort study (part of the Longitudinal Study of Child Development in Quebec [LSCDQ]).


Quebec, Canada.


1549 of a random sample of 2103 preschool children from the LSCDQ were included in the nutrition study.

GraphicRisk factors:

family food insufficiency (based on mother’s response of “regularly or every month,” “>1/month,” “only during certain months,” or “occasionally but not regularly” to the following question: Have you or a member of your family not eaten adequately because the family had run out of food or money to buy food?), income insufficiency, socioeconomic status, annual gross income, and family type (1 or 2 parents); number of working parents and number of obese or overweight parents (body mass index [BMI] …

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