An exploration of physical activity, nutrition, and body size in Pacific children

Oliver, Melody, Rush, Elaine, Schluter, Philip J., Sundborn, Gerhard, Iusitini, Leon, Tautolok, El-Shadan, Paterson, Janis and Heimuli, James (2011) An exploration of physical activity, nutrition, and body size in Pacific children. Pacific Health Dialog, 17 2: 176-187.

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Author Oliver, Melody
Rush, Elaine
Schluter, Philip J.
Sundborn, Gerhard
Iusitini, Leon
Tautolok, El-Shadan
Paterson, Janis
Heimuli, James
Title An exploration of physical activity, nutrition, and body size in Pacific children
Journal name Pacific Health Dialog   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1015-7867
Publication date 2011-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 17
Issue 2
Start page 176
End page 187
Total pages 12
Place of publication Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Publisher Health Research Council of the Pacific
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In New Zealand the number of Pacific people is rapidly growing and currently represents 7% of the total population; with two thirds living in the Auckland region, around half aged less than 21 years, and 97.5% living in urban areas. By 2026, the proportion of Pacific people in New Zealand is projected to increase to 10%, driven mainly by a relatively high birth rate.2 The Pacific population group exhibits significantly poorer health outcomes compared to other ethnic groups in New Zealand, including higher rates of morbidity and mortality associated with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers.

The longitudinal Pacific Islands Families Study (PIFS) offers a unique opportunity to explore these issues in more detail, using objective information, and data collected over multiple life stages. This paper provides an exploration of nutrition and physical activity behaviours, and the association with body size and body fatness, in members of the PIFS.
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