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The proportion of obesity-related behaviours attributable to the neighbourhood built environment in Canadian youth
The number of obese youth in Canada has tripled over the past 30 years. Two contributing factors to obesity are physical inactivity and poor nutrition. To improve these negative health behaviours, the factors that contribute ...
Acculturation and Health Experiences Among Young Immigrant Canadians
This thesis investigates the measurement of acculturation, and the effects of acculturation on obesity, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, among Canadian youth. It consists of four manuscripts. The first manuscript ...
The Built Environment and Obesity-Related Behaviours in Canadian Youth
The objectives of this thesis were to examine the relationship between the built environment and obesity-related behaviours in Canadian youth, and to address measurement issues relevant for studying these relationships. ...