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After-school tutoring, electronic device availability, and obesity among fifth-grade students in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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posted on 09.05.2021, 23:42 by Gia To, Dung V Do, Kien G To, Danielle Gallegos
This study investigates associations between after-school tutoring and availability of electronic devices with overweight/obesity among fifth-grade children in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A complex cross-sectional design was used to randomly select students and their parents in 8 public schools in Ho Chi Minh City in 2016. Students were categorized as overweight/obesity if their body mass index z score >+1 using the World Health Organization reference. Parents self-reported child’s attendance in after-school tutoring and availability of electronic devices at home. Sampling weights were used to account for unequal selection probability and nonresponses in analyses. Students attending tutoring were more likely to be overweight/obesity (odds ratio = 1.59, P <.001). Overweight/obesity students spent on average about 1.5 hours/week more attending tutoring; most of these hours were during weekdays (P <.05). Students living in households with ≥2 types of devices were more likely to be overweight/obesity (odds ratio = 2.83, P <.001). Strategies to reduce study sitting time and the use of electronic devices may help with childhood overweight/obesity prevention.

History

Volume

33

Issue

1

Start Page

93

End Page

99

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

1010-5395

ISSN

1941-2479

Location

China

Publisher

Sage

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Queensland University of Technology; University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health