Background. Maternal obesity and physical inactivity have been identified as correlates of overweight and obesity and physical inactivity in older preadolescents; however, no study has explored this relationship in Hispanic preadolescents. Furthermore, the relation between maternal physical activity (PA) and blood pressure (BP) in Hispanic preadolescents has not been examined. Purpose. This study aimed to assess the associations between Hispanic mothers’ PA and body mass index (BMI) and their preadolescents’ PA, screen time, BP, and BMI. Methods. Data of 118 mother-child (aged 2–10 years) dyads enrolled in a crosssectional study of metabolic syndrome in Hispanic preadolescents at a community health center in Johnson City, TN were used. Parent and child questionnaires were used to ascertain mothers’ BMI and PA and preadolescents’ PA and screen time.
Alhassan, Basil A.; Liu, Ying; Slawson, Deborah; Peterson, Jonathan M.; Marrs, Jo-Ann; Clark, William A.; and Alamian, Arsham. 2018. The Influence of Maternal Body Mass Index and Physical Activity on Select Cardiovascular Risk Factors of Preadolescent Hispanic Children. PeerJ. Vol.6 6100. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6100 ISSN: 2167-8359