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Table 2 Variables, measures and instruments

From: Niños Sanos, Familia Sana: Mexican immigrant study protocol for a multifaceted CBPR intervention to combat childhood obesity in two rural California towns

Survey measure Data level Instrument Measured construct Time Interval Setting
Anthropometric measurements Individual Weight Digital scale Anthropometric measures 6 months School, health fair, NSFS office, participants’ homes
Height Stadiometer
Abdominal circumference Body circumference measuring tape
Triceps skinfold thickness Calipers
Subscapular skinfold thickness Calipers
Medical history Individual Family Medical History Survey Family and personal medical history 1 year Health fair, NSFS office, participants’ homes, phone-interview
Food security Family USDA Household Food Security Tool (FS) Food Security 6 months Health fair, NSFS office, participants’ homes
Phone-interview
Nutrition Individual Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) Child eating patterns and feeding practices 6 months Health fair, NSFS office, participants’ homes
Phone-interview
Acculturation Family Brief Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA) Acculturation Baseline Health fair, NSFS office, participants’ homes
Phone-interview
Physical activity Individual Polar Accelerometer Physical activity 1 year School, health fair, NSFS office, participants’ homes
Class Class Physical Education Reporting Form Physical activity Weekly Elementary and pre-school sites
Household baseline survey Household NHANES Food purchasing patterns 1 year Health fair, NSFS office, participants’ homes
CPS Demographic Information
NLSY Income
ECLS-K Expenditure
Local level WIC Assets