The influence that a sibling may have on a child’s obesity status is an important consideration for future study on obesity prevention and intervention.
About the Study:
Participants completed the Family Health Habits Survey via the Internet during 2011. A total of 1,948 adults reported having one or two children living at home under the age of 18. Sociodemographic information, parent and child height and weight, physical activity level, and food environment information were analyzed in 2012–2013.