ERIC Number: ED486539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Nutrition and Health Characteristics of Low-Income Populations, Volume III, School-Age Children. E-FAN-04-014-3
Fox, Mary Kay; Cole, Nancy
US Department of Agriculture
Data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III), conducted in 1988-94, were used to compare the nutrition and health characteristics of the Nation's school-age children--boys and girls ages 5-18. Three groups of children were compared based on household income: income at or below 130 percent of poverty (lowest income), income between 131 and 185 percent of poverty (low income), and income above 185 percent of poverty (higher income). This research was designed to establish a baseline from which to monitor the nutrition and health characteristics of school-age children over time, particularly those in low- and lowest income groups. The following are appended: (1) NHANES-III Data Files; (2) Reference Standards; (3) Statistical and Reporting Guidelines; and (4) Detailed Tables. (Contains 2 tables and 57 figures.)
Descriptors: Poverty, Nutrition, Low Income Groups, Children, Socioeconomic Status, Comparative Analysis, Health, Statistical Analysis, Guidelines
U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20250. Web site: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.