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ERIC Number: EJ782945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1533-7731
Investigation of Factors Contributing to Diabetes Risk in American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
Islam-Zwart, Kayleen; Cawston, Alvina
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, v14 n3 p49-58 2008
This study investigated the relationship between family history, sedentary behaviors, and childhood risk for type 2 diabetes. Participants were 480 students attending schools on or near an American Indian reservation. Data were collected through survey and BMI measurement. Children who frequently watched television or played video games did not significantly differ in BMI compared to peers. However, children with a parental history of diabetes had significantly higher BMIs than children without. (Contains 1 table.)
American Indian and Alaska Native Programs. University of Colorado Health Services Center, P.O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F800, Aurora, CO 80045-0508. Tel: 303-724-1414; Fax: 303-724-1474; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A