April 1, 2011
The authors used measures of educational achievement such as highest grade attended, highest grade completed, and drop out status among adolescents to ascertain whether weight affected educational achievements. Analyses did not detect any strong associations between weight and educational achievement among youth surveyed in the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.
April 1, 2006
The authors examined social risk factors (poverty, minority race/ethnicity, low parental education and not living with both biological parents) to assess whether an accretion of risk factors had a cumulative effect on child health. They also investi ...