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Fitzpatrick, Kevin M.; Willis, Don; O'Connor, Gail – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Obesity continues to plague U.S. school-age populations. A number of individual/structural circumstances have been identified as increasing the risk of poor health among children. The article's aim is to examine some of these circumstances and their relationship to students being overweight/obese, while highlighting resource variables as potential…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Obesity, Regression (Statistics), Body Weight
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Anderson, Sara; Leventhal, Tama; Dupéré, Véronique – Applied Developmental Science, 2014
Evidence points to associations between the socioeconomic composition of neighborhoods and children's and adolescents' development. A minimal amount of research, however, examines how timing of exposure to neighborhood socioeconomic conditions matters. This study used longitudinal data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Advantaged, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement