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Cohort profile: the resilience for eating and activity despite inequality (READI) study


Ball, K and Cleland, V and Salmon, J and Timperio, AF and McNaughton, S and Thornton, L and Campbell, K and Jackson, M and Baur, LA and Mishra, G and Brug, J and Jeffery, RW and King, A and Kawachi, I and Crawford, DA, Cohort profile: the resilience for eating and activity despite inequality (READI) study, International Journal of Epidemiology, 42, (6) pp. 1629-1639. ISSN 1464-3685 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/ije/dys165


The Resilience for Eating and Activity Despite Inequality (READI) cohort was established to address the following two key aims: to investigate the pathways (personal, social and structural) by which socio-economic disadvantage influences lifestyle choices associated with obesity risk (physical inactivity, poor dietary choices) and to explore mechanisms underlying 'resilience' to obesity risk in socio-economically disadvantaged women and children. A total of 4349 women aged 18-46 years and 685 children aged 5-12 years were recruited from 80 socio-economically disadvantaged urban and rural neighbourhoods of Victoria, Australia, and provided baseline (T1: 2007-08) measures of adiposity, physical activity, sedentary and dietary behaviours; socio-economic and demographic factors; and psychological, social and perceived environmental factors that might impact on obesity risk. Audits of the 80 neighbourhoods were undertaken at baseline to provide objective neighbourhood environmental data. Three-year follow-up data (2010-11) have recently been collected from 1912 women and 382 children. Investigators welcome enquiries regarding data access and collaboration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cohort, socioeconomic disadvantage, women, children
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Epidemiology
Research Field:Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Cleland, V (Associate Professor Verity Cleland)
ID Code:82243
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2013-01-23
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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