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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913911/assessing-the-food-safety-attitudes-and-awareness-of-managers-of-school-feeding-programmes-in-mpumalanga-south-africa
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J J Sibanyoni, F T Tabit
The managers of school feeding programmes are responsible for ensuring the safety of the food which is provided to schoolchildren, but very few studies have been conducted on the food safety knowledge and awareness of these managers. The objective of this study is to evaluate the food safety attitudes and awareness of managers of the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) in schools in Mpumalanga, a province of South Africa. A cross-sectional survey study was conducted in which questionnaires were used to collect data from 300 NSNP food service managers...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906154/-factors-associated-with-overweight-and-obesity-in-schoolchildren-from-8-to-9-years-old-barcelona-spain
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Francesca Sánchez-Martínez, Peter Torres Capcha, Gemma Serral Cano, Sara Valmayor Safont, Conxa Castell Abat, Carles Ariza Cardenal
OBJECTIVE: Childhood overweight and obesity have increased progressively in the last decades, especially in countries of Southern Europe. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of overweight, obesity and its determinants in schoolchildren between 8-9 years old from Barcelona. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of a representative sample of 3,262 schoolchildren in 2011. Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated following the criteria established by the World Health Organization (z-scores)...
December 2, 2016: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904803/building-healthy-eating-habits-in-childhood-a-study-of-the-attitudes-knowledge-and-dietary-habits-of-schoolchildren-in-malaysia
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Kazi Enamul Hoque, Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin, Ahmad Zabidi Abdul Razak, Afiq Athari Abdul Wahid
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity have increased rapidly in incidence to become a global issue today. Overweight and obesity problems are significantly linked to unhealthy dietary patterns, physical inactivity and misperception of body image. This study aimed to determine whether Malaysian children build healthy eating habits from childhood. METHODS: A survey on eating habits was conducted among primary school students in standards 4 to 6 in the state of Selangor, Malaysia...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904266/four-years-prospective-study-of-natural-history-of-atopic-dermatitis-aged-7-8-years-at-an-individual-level-a-community-based-survey-by-dermatologists-skin-examination-in-childhood
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Young Jee Kim, Sook Jung Yun, Jee-Bum Lee, Seong Jin Kim, Young Ho Won, Seung-Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: The age-dependent change in atopic dermatitis (AD) at an individual level has mostly performed in a hospital-setting. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the age-dependent change of AD symptoms at an individual level in a community-setting. METHODS: For the diagnostic accuracy, all participants of schoolchildren were received skin examination by dermatologists (twice a year for the same group), instead of questionnaire-based surveys. For this study, sequential check-ups of 273 elementary school children, aged 7~8 years, were performed for 4 years up to the age of 10~11 years...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903360/-update-on-pubertal-development-among-primary-school-students-in-shanghai-2014
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Y Chen, Y T Zhang, C Chen, Y R Jiang, Y J Song, S J Liu, F Jiang
Objective: To investigate the current prevalence of pubertal development in healthy Shanghai schoolchildren. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional investigation focused on current pubertal development conducted in healthy Shanghai schoolchildren by multi-stage cluster sampling. The sample included 17 571 children in grades 1-5 investigated in June 2014. The data were weighted by inverse probability weighting (IPW) to make them more representative. At examination, stages of breast and pubic hair development were rated according to the Tanner method...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903312/more-than-two-thirds-of-dietary-iodine-in-children-in-northern-ghana-is-obtained-from-bouillon-cubes-containing-iodized-salt
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Abdul-Razak Abizari, Susanne Dold, Roland Kupka, Michael B Zimmermann
OBJECTIVE: Bouillon cubes are widely consumed by poor households in sub-Saharan Africa. Because their main ingredient is salt, bouillon cubes could be a good source of iodine if iodized salt is used in their production and if their consumption by target groups is high. Our objective was to measure the iodine content of bouillon cubes, estimate their daily intake in school-aged children and evaluate their potential contribution to iodine intakes. DESIGN: In a cross-sectional study, we measured urinary iodine concentrations (UIC) and estimated total daily iodine intakes...
December 1, 2016: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901183/utility-of-body-mass-index-waist-circumference-and-waist-to-height-ratio-as-screening-tools-for-hyperglycemia-in-young-people
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Teresa Maria Bianchini de Quadros, Alex Pinheiro Gordia, Jorge Mota, Luciana Rodrigues Silva
Objectives: To evaluate the ability of BMI, WC and WHtR to discriminate hyperglycemia in young people, and to determine whether there is an increase in the accuracy with the addition of WC and/or WHtR to BMI. Subjects and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1,139 schoolchildren aged 6 to 17 years from Northeastern Brazil. Body weight, height, WC and fasting glucose levels were measured, and the BMI and WHtR were calculated. The presence of hyperglycemia was defined as a fasting glucose level ≥ 100 mg/dL...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893450/parental-wishes-for-continued-internal-radiation-contamination-screenings-in-fukushima-schoolchildren
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Claire Leppold, Masaharu Tsubokura, Yukio Kanazawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892780/associations-between-prolonged-sedentary-time-and-breaks-in-sedentary-time-with-cardiometabolic-risk-in-10-14-year-old-children-the-happy-study
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Daniel P Bailey, Sarah J Charman, Thomas Ploetz, Louise A Savory, Catherine J Kerr
This study examines the association between prolonged sedentary time and breaks in sedentary time with cardiometabolic risk in 10-14-year-old children. This cross-sectional design study analysed accelerometry-determined sedentary behaviour and physical activity collected over 7 days from 111 (66 girls) UK schoolchildren. Objective outcome measures included waist circumference, fasting lipids, fasting glucose, blood pressure, and cardiorespiratory fitness. Logistic regression was used for the main data analysis...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887789/relationship-between-caries-body-mass-index-and-social-class-in-spanish-children
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Teresa Almerich-Torres, José María Montiel-Company, Carlos Bellot-Arcís, José Manuel Almerich-Silla
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between caries, body mass index (BMI) and social class in child population of the Valencia region (Spain) at 6, 12 and 15 years, and study. METHODS: In a cross sectional study of 1326 children aged 6 (n=488), 12 (n=409) and 15 years (n=433) who took part in the 2010 Oral Health Survey of the Valencia region, the ICDAS II criteria were employed for diagnosing and coding all the teeth examined. The quantitative BMI values on a continuous scale were grouped into 3 categories (normal weight, overweight, obese) based on a table adjusted for age and gender...
November 22, 2016: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884947/the-effect-of-smartphone-delivered-emergency-preparedness-education-on-coping-knowledge-among-fifth-and-sixth-grade-elementary-schoolchildren-in-south-korea
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Shin-Jeong Kim, Haeryun Cho
This study examined the effect of an intervention on coping knowledge among fifth- and sixth-grade elementary schoolchildren who received smartphone-delivered emergency preparedness education. This was a quasi-experimental study using a pre-/posttest design. Eighty-six children were recruited to participate. The children in the experimental group (n = 44) received smartphone-delivered emergency preparedness education while those in the control group (n = 42) received traditional lecture-centered education. Data were analyzed using a repeated-measured analysis of variance...
November 24, 2016: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883978/outcomes-of-borderline-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Geneviève Bertaina, Bernard Rouchon, Bertrand Huon, Nina Guillot, Corinne Robillard, Baptiste Noël, Marie Nadra, Christophe Tribouilloy, Eloi Marijon, Xavier Jouven, Mariana Mirabel
CONTEXT AND AIMS: The advent of systematic screening for rheumatic heart disease (RHD) by echocardiography in endemic regions has led to a new entity: borderline RHD. The pathogenicity and natural history of borderline RHD needs to be addressed. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of children detected by echocardiography as having borderline RHD. METHODS: Schoolchildren in 4th grade (i.e., aged 9-10years) who were prospectively echo-screened for RHD (2012-2014) in Nouméa, New Caledonia, were asked to participate...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883199/hepcidin-detects-iron-deficiency-in-sri-lankan-adolescents-with-a-high-burden-of-hemoglobinopathy-a-diagnostic-test-accuracy-study
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Katherine Wray, Angela Allen, Emma Evans, Chris Fisher, Anuja Premawardhena, Lakshman Perera, Rexan Rodrigo, Gayan Goonathilaka, Lebbe Ramees, Craig Webster, Andrew E Armitage, Andrew M Prentice, David J Weatherall, Hal Drakesmith, Sant-Rayn Pasricha
Anemia affects over 800 million women and children globally. Measurement of hepcidin as an index of iron status shows promise, but its diagnostic performance where hemoglobinopathies are prevalent is unclear. We evaluated the performance of hepcidin as a diagnostic test of iron deficiency in adolescents across Sri Lanka. We selected 2273 samples from a nationally representative cross-sectional study of 7526 secondary schoolchildren across Sri Lanka and analyzed associations between hepcidin and participant characteristics, iron indices, inflammatory markers and hemoglobinopathy states...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882814/the-ao-pediatric-comprehensive-classification-of-long-bone-fractures-pccf-part-iii
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Laurent Audigé, Theddy Slongo, Nicolas Lutz, Andrea Blumenthal, Alexander Joeris
Background and purpose - The AO Pediatric Comprehensive Classification of Long Bone Fractures (PCCF) describes the localization and morphology of fractures, and considers severity in 2 categories: (1) simple, and (2) multifragmentary. We evaluated simple and multifragmentary fractures in a large consecutive cohort of children diagnosed with long bone fractures in Switzerland. Patients and methods - Children and adolescents treated for fractures between 2009 and 2011 at 2 tertiary pediatric surgery hospitals were retrospectively included...
November 24, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882802/the-ao-pediatric-comprehensive-classification-of-long-bone-fractures-pccf-part-i
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Alexander Joeris, Nicolas Lutz, Andrea Blumenthal, Theddy Slongo, Laurent Audigé
Background and purpose - To achieve a common understanding when dealing with long bone fractures in children, the AO Pediatric Comprehensive Classification of Long Bone Fractures (AO PCCF) was introduced in 2007. As part of its final validation, we present the most relevant fracture patterns in the upper extremities of a representative population of children classified according to the PCCF. Patients and methods - We included children and adolescents (0-17 years old) diagnosed with 1 or more long bone fractures between January 2009 and December 2011 at the university hospitals in Bern and Lausanne (Switzerland)...
November 24, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882241/immune-profile-of-honduran-schoolchildren-with-intestinal-parasites-the-skewed-response-against-geohelminths
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José Antonio Gabrie, María Mercedes Rueda, Carol Anahelka Rodríguez, Maritza Canales, Ana Lourdes Sanchez
Soil-transmitted helminth infections typically induce a type-2 immune response (Th2), but no immunoepidemiological studies have been undertaken in Honduras, an endemic country where the main control strategy is children's annual deworming. We aimed to characterize the immune profile of Honduran schoolchildren harbouring these parasitoses. Demographic and epidemiological data were obtained through a survey; nutritional status was assessed through anthropometry; intestinal parasites were diagnosed by formol-ether and Kato-Katz; and blood samples were collected to determine immunological markers including Th1/Th2 cytokines, IgE, and eosinophil levels...
2016: Journal of Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881577/the-design-and-psychometric-assessment-of-a-child-friendly-tpb-based-questionnaire
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Jenny Davison, Marian McLaughlin, Melanie Giles
BACKGROUND: Despite the popularity of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), a lack of research assessing the efficacy of the model in understanding the health behaviour of children exists. The aim of this study was to develop and test a TPB-based measure suitable for use with schoolchildren aged 9-10 years. METHODS: A mixed-method sequential design was employed. In Phase 1, semi-structured focus group discussions were conducted to elicit the underlying beliefs specific to tooth brushing...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881520/is-olympic-inspiration-associated-with-fitness-and-physical-activity-in-english-schoolchildren-a-repeated-cross-sectional-comparison-before-and-18%C3%A2-months-after-london-2012
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Gavin R H Sandercock, Chris Beedie, Steve Mann
OBJECTIVES: To compare cardiovascular fitness and physical activity of schoolchildren 18 months after London 2012 according to Olympic 'inspiration'. DESIGN: A cross-sectional comparison between groups of schoolchildren categorised according to self-reported Olympic inspiration and a repeated cross-sectional comparison using data collected pre-2012. SETTING: Schools within a 50 km radius of the Olympic Park, Stratford, London. PARTICIPANTS: 931 students (10...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878788/sun-protective-behaviour-and-sunburn-prevalence-in-primary-and-secondary-schoolchildren-in-western-switzerland
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Simone Ackermann, Anne Vuadens, Fabio Levi, Jean-Luc Bulliard
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Although solar overexposure during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of melanoma, determinants of sunburn and sun protective behaviours of Swiss children have scarcely been explored. We investigated sunburn occurrence and sun protective behaviours of schoolchildren in western Switzerland, the region with the highest incidence of melanoma in Europe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Self-reported questionnaires were administered during regular classes to pupils in 5th (primary school, n = 431), 8th and 11th grades (secondary school, n = 837) in the 18 public schools of La Chaux-de-Fonds...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875321/the-impact-of-selected-environmental-behavioral-and-psychosocial-factors-on-schoolchildren-s-somatic-and-mental-health
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Diana Vondrova, Daniela Kapsdorfer, Lubica Argalasova, Katarina Hirosova, Martin Samohyl, Ludmila Sevcikova
Children develop rapidly and many exogenous determinants of health significantly affect their somatic and mental development. There is a subjective perception of cognitive load associated with the educational process. The aim of the study is to assess individual environmental, behavioral and psychosocial factors influencing physical health and to investigate the amount of mental load in children. We investigated 87 schoolchildren (47 girls and 40 boys) aged 10-12 years, who were attending primary school in Bratislava...
November 22, 2016: Reviews on Environmental Health
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