Youfa Wang

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Why do some overweight children remain overweight, whereas others do not?
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago UIC, 1919 W Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Public Health Nutr 6:549-58. 2003
  2. pmc Ethnic disparities in adolescent body mass index in the United States: the role of parental socioeconomic status and economic contextual factors
    Lisa M Powell
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:469-76. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in the association between obesity and socioeconomic status in U.S. adults: 1971 to 2000
    Qi Zhang
    Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Obes Res 12:1622-32. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Tracking of dietary intake patterns of Chinese from childhood to adolescence over a six-year follow-up period
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Nutr 132:430-8. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Different risk factor patterns for metabolic syndrome in men with spinal cord injury compared with able-bodied men despite similar prevalence rates
    Huifang Liang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1198-204. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Obesity and risk factors for the metabolic syndrome among low-income, urban, African American schoolchildren: the rule rather than the exception?
    Carol L Braunschweig
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:970-5. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequality of obesity in the United States: do gender, age, and ethnicity matter?
    Qi Zhang
    Department of Medicine, MC2007, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1171-80. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint How do statistical properties influence findings of tracking (maintenance) in epidemiologic studies? An example of research in tracking of obesity
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:1037-45. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Food prices and fruit and vegetable consumption among young American adults
    Lisa M Powell
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Health Place 15:1064-70. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of abdominal adiposity and overall obesity in predicting risk of type 2 diabetes among men
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:555-63. 2005

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Why do some overweight children remain overweight, whereas others do not?
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago UIC, 1919 W Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Public Health Nutr 6:549-58. 2003
    ..To study the dynamics of childhood overweight and the influence of dietary intake on tracking of overweight...
  2. pmc Ethnic disparities in adolescent body mass index in the United States: the role of parental socioeconomic status and economic contextual factors
    Lisa M Powell
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:469-76. 2012
    ..A significantly large portion of the ethnic BMI gap, however, remained unexplained between black and white female adolescents...
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in the association between obesity and socioeconomic status in U.S. adults: 1971 to 2000
    Qi Zhang
    Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Obes Res 12:1622-32. 2004
    ..To study the secular trends in the disparity of obesity across socioeconomic status (SES) groups among U.S. adults...
  4. ncbi request reprint Tracking of dietary intake patterns of Chinese from childhood to adolescence over a six-year follow-up period
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Nutr 132:430-8. 2002
    ..Efforts to promote healthy eating behaviors may be more effective if focused on younger children, and parents should be involved in these efforts...
  5. ncbi request reprint Different risk factor patterns for metabolic syndrome in men with spinal cord injury compared with able-bodied men despite similar prevalence rates
    Huifang Liang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1198-204. 2007
    ..To determine if the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and risk factors differs between age- and race-matched men with spinal cord injury (SCI) and able-bodied men...
  6. ncbi request reprint Obesity and risk factors for the metabolic syndrome among low-income, urban, African American schoolchildren: the rule rather than the exception?
    Carol L Braunschweig
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:970-5. 2005
    ..School-based obesity screening programs may effectively target high-risk populations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequality of obesity in the United States: do gender, age, and ethnicity matter?
    Qi Zhang
    Department of Medicine, MC2007, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1171-80. 2004
    ..Our analyses suggested that gender, age, and ethnicity could be important factors on socioeconomic inequality in obesity...
  8. ncbi request reprint How do statistical properties influence findings of tracking (maintenance) in epidemiologic studies? An example of research in tracking of obesity
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:1037-45. 2003
    ..Our proposed methods and predicted probabilities of tracking can help test whether one's observed tracking patterns are different from the statistically predicted ones...
  9. doi request reprint Food prices and fruit and vegetable consumption among young American adults
    Lisa M Powell
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Health Place 15:1064-70. 2009
    ..Fiscal policy instruments such as FV subsidies may help to increase FV intake, particularly among young adults of lower socioeconomic status...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of abdominal adiposity and overall obesity in predicting risk of type 2 diabetes among men
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:555-63. 2005
    ..However, few studies have compared the predictive power of overall obesity with that of central obesity. The cutoffs for waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) as measures of abdominal adiposity remain controversial...
  11. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension among US adults according to the new joint national committee guidelines: new challenges of the old problem
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2126-34. 2004
    ..Little is known about the current situation of elevated blood pressure in the United States, according to the new guidelines...
  12. doi request reprint Multivariable analysis of the association between fathers' and youths' physical activity in the United States
    Zeynep Isgor
    Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health and Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:1075. 2013
    ..S. do not meet the recommended levels of daily physical activity. Parental influences such as parents' physical activity participation may play an important role in affecting youths' physical activity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Is obesity associated with early sexual maturation? A comparison of the association in American boys versus girls
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Pediatrics 110:903-10. 2002
    ..Earlier maturing girls are more likely to be obese than nonearly maturers. However, limited research has been conducted in boys...
  14. ncbi request reprint Worldwide trends in childhood overweight and obesity
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 1:11-25. 2006
    ..This paper summarises the available information on recent trends in child overweight and obesity prevalence...
  15. ncbi request reprint Tracking of dietary intake patterns is associated with baseline characteristics of urban low-income African-American adolescents
    Ji Li
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 138:94-100. 2008
    ..Decreased energy and snack intakes were negatively related to tracking of high BMI. Overall, urban low-income African-American adolescents tracked their dietary patterns over time. The tracking was affected by baseline characteristics...
  16. ncbi request reprint The impact of blood pressure on the risk for cardiovascular diseases: what should be done now?
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Hypertens 21:247. 2008
  17. doi request reprint The association of fast food, fruit and vegetable prices with dietary intakes among US adults: is there modification by family income?
    May A Beydoun
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Soc Sci Med 66:2218-29. 2008
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  18. pmc Ethnic differences in dairy and related nutrient consumption among US adults and their association with obesity, central obesity, and the metabolic syndrome
    May A Beydoun
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1914-25. 2008
    ..Recent studies suggest dairy consumption and associated nutrients may be protective against some of the components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
  19. pmc Tracking of blood pressure from childhood to adulthood: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis
    Xiaoli Chen
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Circulation 117:3171-80. 2008
    ..A large number of studies have examined the tracking of blood pressure (BP) from childhood to adulthood, but the reported findings are inconsistent and few systematic analyses have been conducted...
  20. doi request reprint Will all Americans become overweight or obese? estimating the progression and cost of the US obesity epidemic
    Youfa Wang
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2323-30. 2008
    ..Timely, dramatic, and effective development and implementation of corrective programs/policies are needed to avoid the otherwise inevitable health and societal consequences implied by our projections ...
  21. ncbi request reprint Trends of obesity and underweight in older children and adolescents in the United States, Brazil, China, and Russia
    Youfa Wang
    Carolina Population Center, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:971-7. 2002
    ..Few studies have used the same references across countries to examine the trends of over- and underweight in older children and adolescents...
  22. ncbi request reprint Have Americans increased their fruit and vegetable intake? The trends between 1988 and 2002
    Sarah Stark Casagrande
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:257-63. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Do nutrition knowledge and beliefs modify the association of socio-economic factors and diet quality among US adults?
    May A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St E2546, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prev Med 46:145-53. 2008
    ..We examined effects of socio-economic status (SES) factors on diet quality and fruits and vegetables intake among US adults and effect modification by nutrition knowledge and beliefs...
  24. ncbi request reprint The obesity epidemic in the United States--gender, age, socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and geographic characteristics: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 29:6-28. 2007
    ..The associations of obesity with gender, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are complex and dynamic. Related population-based programs and policies are needed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Are American children and adolescents of low socioeconomic status at increased risk of obesity? Changes in the association between overweight and family income between 1971 and 2002
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:707-16. 2006
    ..A good understanding of the association between obesity and socioeconomic status (SES) has many important public health and policies implications, particularly for the prevention and management of obesity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Limitations of the current world health organization growth references for children and adolescents
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 27:S175-88. 2006
    ..There is a need for a single international reference to assess the nutritional status and growth of school-aged children and adolescents across different countries...
  27. ncbi request reprint Obesity and related risk factors among low socio-economic status minority students in Chicago
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:927-38. 2007
    ..To assess overweight and related risk factors among urban low socio-economic status (SES) African-American adolescents in an attempt to study the underlying causes of ethnicity and gender disparities in overweight...
  28. ncbi request reprint Changes in body weight and body fat distribution as risk factors for clinical diabetes in US men
    Pauline Koh-Banerjee
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:1150-9. 2004
    ..5 cm. Our findings underscore the critical importance of maintaining weight and waist to reduce the risk of diabetes...
  29. ncbi request reprint The association between amount of cigarettes smoked and overweight, central obesity among Chinese adults in Nanjing, China
    Fei Xu
    Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, PR China
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:240-7. 2007
    ..To examine the association between overweight, central obesity and cigarette smoking (total amount of cigarettes smoked [TACS] and status)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Using concentration index to study changes in socio-economic inequality of overweight among US adolescents between 1971 and 2002
    Qi Zhang
    School of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:916-25. 2007
    ..The prevalence of overweight among adolescents continues to increase in the United States. This study examines the changes in socio-economic status (SES) inequality of overweight among US adolescents in the past three decades...
  31. ncbi request reprint Is sleep duration associated with childhood obesity? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Xiaoli Chen
    Department of International Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:265-74. 2008
  32. doi request reprint Impacts of measurement protocols on blood pressure tracking from childhood into adulthood: a metaregression analysis
    Xiaoli Chen
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hopkins University, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Hypertension 51:642-9. 2008
    ..In general, Korotkoff phase 4 seems to be different from Korotkoff phase 5, and automated device is a promising approach for BP assessment in childhood...
  33. ncbi request reprint Epidemic of childhood obesity: implications for kidney disease
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 13:336-51. 2006
    ..Future studies in the pediatric populations are needed...
  34. pmc Association of adiposity status and changes in early to mid-adulthood with incidence of Alzheimer's disease
    May A Beydoun
    Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1179-89. 2008
    ..70, 95% CI: 1.43, 9.56). Future studies should identify age- and gender-specific optimal weights and weight-loss strategies for preventing AD and investigate potential mechanisms...
  35. ncbi request reprint Re: "Tracking of cardiovascular risk factors: the Tromsø Study, 1979, 1995"
    Youfa Wang
    Am J Epidemiol 155:1144-5; author reply 1145. 2002
  36. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Obesity and mortality--light at the end but still a long tunnel
    Benjamin Caballero
    Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:21-2. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Culturally appropriate approaches are needed to reduce ethnic disparity in childhood obesity
    Youfa Wang
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1664-6. 2004