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Article: Lifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping in Hong Kong primary 4 schoolchildren

TitleLifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping in Hong Kong primary 4 schoolchildren
Authors
KeywordsBreakfast
Children
Food habits
Hong kong
Life style
Issue Date2011
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ypmed
Citation
Preventive Medicine, 2011, v. 52 n. 3-4, p. 250-253 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: Although breakfast is associated with different benefits, breakfast skipping is increasingly common among children. This study aimed to identify lifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping in Hong Kong schoolchildren. Methods: 68 606 primary 4 participants of the Department of Health Student Health Service in 1998-2000 reported breakfast habit and other lifestyle characteristics using a standardized questionnaire. Height and weight were measured by trained SHS nurses. Socioeconomic data were reported by parents. In cross-sectional analysis, multivariate logistic regression was used to identify lifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping. Results: 3 598 subjects (5.2%) usually skipped breakfast. Breakfast skipping was associated with being overweight (Odds ratio = 1.59, 95% CI: 1.46 to 1.73) and obese (2.06, 1.80 to 2.36), and unhealthy dietary habits including more frequent junk food (1.23, 1.14 to 1.33) but less frequent fruit/vegetable (1.23, 1.13 to 1.34) and milk (1.98, 1.80 to 2.16) intake. Breakfast skippers tended to skip lunch, do less extra-curricular physical activity, watch more television and have less educated parents. Conclusions: Breakfast skipping was significantly related to various health-compromising lifestyle characteristics and lower parental education. Breakfast habit can be a potential lifestyle indicator. Education programmes aimed at specific target groups should encourage regular breakfast consumption. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133337
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.893
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.621
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Health and Health Services Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR05060781
Funding Information:

This study was funded by Health and Health Services Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR (05060781). The authors declare that the funding source had no input into the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the report, or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.

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dc.contributor.authorTin, SPPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMak, KHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWan, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-11T08:32:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-11T08:32:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPreventive Medicine, 2011, v. 52 n. 3-4, p. 250-253en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0091-7435en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133337-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Although breakfast is associated with different benefits, breakfast skipping is increasingly common among children. This study aimed to identify lifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping in Hong Kong schoolchildren. Methods: 68 606 primary 4 participants of the Department of Health Student Health Service in 1998-2000 reported breakfast habit and other lifestyle characteristics using a standardized questionnaire. Height and weight were measured by trained SHS nurses. Socioeconomic data were reported by parents. In cross-sectional analysis, multivariate logistic regression was used to identify lifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping. Results: 3 598 subjects (5.2%) usually skipped breakfast. Breakfast skipping was associated with being overweight (Odds ratio = 1.59, 95% CI: 1.46 to 1.73) and obese (2.06, 1.80 to 2.36), and unhealthy dietary habits including more frequent junk food (1.23, 1.14 to 1.33) but less frequent fruit/vegetable (1.23, 1.13 to 1.34) and milk (1.98, 1.80 to 2.16) intake. Breakfast skippers tended to skip lunch, do less extra-curricular physical activity, watch more television and have less educated parents. Conclusions: Breakfast skipping was significantly related to various health-compromising lifestyle characteristics and lower parental education. Breakfast habit can be a potential lifestyle indicator. Education programmes aimed at specific target groups should encourage regular breakfast consumption. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ypmeden_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPreventive Medicineen_HK
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Preventive Medicine. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Preventive Medicine, 2011, v. 52 n. 3-4, p. 250-253. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.12.012-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectBreakfasten_HK
dc.subjectChildrenen_HK
dc.subjectFood habitsen_HK
dc.subjectHong kongen_HK
dc.subjectLife styleen_HK
dc.titleLifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping in Hong Kong primary 4 schoolchildrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0091-7435&volume=52&issue=3-4&spage=250&epage=253&date=2011&atitle=Lifestyle+and+socioeconomic+correlates+of+breakfast+skipping+in+Hong+Kong+primary+4+schoolchildren-
dc.identifier.emailHo, SY:syho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.12.012en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21215276-
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dc.identifier.volume52en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage250en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.relation.projectA retrospective cohort study on the risk factors and outcomes of childhood obesity in Hong Kong-
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