TV Viewing and BMI by Race/Ethnicity and Socio-Economic Status

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This article assesses the association between TV viewing and obesity by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

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Shuval, Kerem; Gabriel, Kelley Pettee & Leonard, Tammy May 15, 2013.

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  • Shuval, Kerem University of Texas Health Sciene Center at Houston; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Gabriel, Kelley Pettee University of Texas health Science Center at Houston
  • Leonard, Tammy University of Texas at Dallas; University of North Texas

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This article assesses the association between TV viewing and obesity by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

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Abstract: Objective: To assess the association between TV viewing and obesity by race/ethnicity and socio-economic status.
Design: Cross-sectional analysis of 5,087 respondents to the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), a nationally
representative sample of US adults. Multivariate regression models were computed to assess the association between
quartiles of TV viewing and BMI, stratified by race/ethnicity, educational attainment, employment and health insurance
status.
Results: Findings indicate that increased TV viewing was associated with higher odds for being overweight/obese in the entire sample, while adjusting for physical activity and other confounders. After stratification by race/ethnicity, increased odds for overweight/obesity in the 3rd and 4th quartiles of TV viewing (e.g., 3rd quartile- cumulative OR = 1.43, 95%CI 1.07– 1.92) was observed in non-Hispanic whites, with statistical significance. In non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics, the odds were similar to whites, but did not reach statistical significance. Significant relations between greater TV viewing and increased BMI were observed in college graduates and non-graduates, those with health insurance and the employed.
Conclusions: This study extends previous research by examining potential inconsistencies in this association between various racial/ethnic groups and some socio-economic variables, which primarily were not found.

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  • Publication Title: PLOS ONE
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 5
  • Pages: 1-6
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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  • November 22, 2012

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  • April 4, 2013

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  • May 15, 2013

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Shuval, Kerem; Gabriel, Kelley Pettee & Leonard, Tammy. TV Viewing and BMI by Race/Ethnicity and Socio-Economic Status, article, May 15, 2013; San Francisco, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc993389/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.