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The method behind this study was a retrospective, descriptive quantitative research project. It looked at overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) in children six to eleven years of age. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1999 to 2008 was the database that the statistics for this study were derived from.
Protection of Human Rights
In the protection of human rights, the institutional review board (IRB) gave approval for this particular study. The sample of children involved in this study assented to and consent was obtained from their guardians through the NHANES staff members. Furthermore, there were no names, or patient identification markers that would identify the participants of this study.
Research Design/Population and Sample
The retrospective, quantitative design of this study used a cross-sectional analysis of the NHANES data (Long, Mareno, Shabo, & Wilson, 2012). This study is also classified as a descriptive correlational study. The study looked at two year increments of a total of 4,583 six to eleven year olds. These children were of the spec…
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