Growing Up in Ireland (Infant cohort at 3 years)

The latest key findings from the Infant Cohort at 3 years in the Growing Up in Ireland study were launched yesterday. The findings reported on three aspects: the health of 3-year-olds, family life and childcare and economic and financial circumstances among families of 3-year-olds. A quarter of all three year olds were found to be overweight or obese.

Children’s weight was related to household social class with 5% of children in families in the professional/managerial group being classed as obese compared with 9% of those in the most disadvantaged social class group. One fifth of children in every social class were overweight. Children’s diet quality also varied by social class. The higher the mother’s level of education, the more fruit and vegetables the child ate.

Further information about the study is available on the Growing Up in Ireland website.

Posted: 02/12/2011 14:12:07 by Barbara Whelan


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