EC315_Jamie_Gossett_Term Project Proposal

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Term Project Proposal Childhood Obesity Jamie Gossett
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Purpose Statement The purpose of this project is to determine the effect of physical activity, dietary patterns, and family/environmental factors on children with the overall outcome of obesity. The dependent variable childhood obesity is determined by independent variables physical activity, dietary patterns, and family/environmental factors. The most important independent variable in this relationship is physical activity, because the leading cause of childhood obesity is physical activity; or the lack there of. Children are not getting the exercise that they need in order to burn the high-calorie foods that they consume. Insufficient calorie expenditure through exercise is due to an increase in television, video games, and the low number of safe playgrounds (Collins, 2007). Only about one-third of elementary children have daily physical education, and less than one-fifth have extracurricular physical activity programs at school (Ross & Pate, 1987). This variable was chosen because it directly determines the fate of an inactive adolescent. A child’s diet/nutritional intakes also a link in the grand chain of childhood obesity bearing impact on the lives of unsuspecting children. Definition of Variables The model is: Y = X1 + X2 + X3 (Childhood Obesity) = (Physical Activity) + (Dietary Patterns) + (Family/Environmental Factors) WHERE: Y = CHILDHOOD OBESITY X1=PHYSICAL ACTIVITY X2= DIETARY PATTERNS X3= FAMILY/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
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Dependent Variable Y: The dependent variable is childhood obesity. The variable is defined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey of many of the schools separated by state. This variable is defined by many questions surveyed of students as percentages according to the
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course EC 315 taught by Professor Barcus during the Spring '10 term at Park.

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