Diabetes Research: Open Access
Article Type: Original Article
Diab Res Open Access. 2020 Jun 2;2(2):22-30
O’Lawrence H1*, Martinez L1, Castelo G1, Humes E1, Mayorga B1, Rosas S1
1Health Care Administration, California State University, Long Beach, USA
Corresponding Author: Henry O’Lawrence, Ph.D. ORCID ID
Address: Professor, Health Care Administration, California State University, Long Beach, USA.
Received date: 17 April 2020; Accepted date: 23 May 2020; Published date: 02 June 2020
Citation: O’Lawrence H, Martinez L, Castelo G, Humes E, Mayorga B, Rosas S. The Latest Review of Childhood Obesity among Hispanic and Latinx Populations in California. Diab Res Open Access. 2020 Jun 2;2(2):22-30.
Copyright © 2020 O’Lawrence H, Martinez L, Castelo G, Humes E, Mayorga B, Rosas S. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Childhood Obesity, Hispanic/Latinx communities of California, Socio-economic Factors
This research utilizing the data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) (2017) reports on the factors that are linked to childhood obesity among Hispanic/Latinx communities in California with the purpose to determine the causes of the increase in childhood obesity among these two communities. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to determine the significance of the factors that most affect the rate of childhood obesity among Hispanic/Latinx children. The data from CHIS was also utilized to derive categories related to the socioeconomic factors. Frequency tests and a chi-square test on data related to childhood obesity showed that there is a high level of significant differences among the factors that were used in relation to childhood obesity. Overall, it was concluded that there is a significant relationship between childhood obesity and factors that include income, environmental conditions, parent’s education, quality of meals, and physical activity.