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Methods Data for all variables were available for fourth-grade children during two school years —, — For academic achievement, Palmetto Achievement Challenge Tests scores were provided by the school district. The associations of absenteeism with BMI, academic achievement, SES, and school year were investigated with logistic binomial models using the modified sandwich variance estimator to adjust for multiple outcomes within schools.
Conclusions These results support the inverse relationship between absenteeism and academic achievement that was expected and has been found by other researchers. The lack of significant results concerning the relationships between absenteeism and both BMI and SES disagrees with earlier, limited research.
More research to investigate these relationships is needed. Recognizing and understanding the associations of student health with school performance is an important first step toward addressing these school policies. The incidence of childhood obesity has increased dramatically in the United States over the last several decades.
Overweight and obese children face social discrimination and are at greater risk for health consequences such as type 2 diabetes and adverse levels of cardiovascular disease risk factors. In one of the six review articles published for that project, Taras and Potts-Datema 6 reviewed studies published from — that investigated the association of obesity with academic outcomes among school-aged children.
That literature review, 6 which was published inrevealed a research gap, particularly concerning the association of childhood obesity and school absenteeism, as only one article by Schwimmer and colleagues 12 had investigated this relationship.
Schwimmer and colleagues 12 found that severely-obese children and adolescents reported significantly more school days missed than the general student population; however, investigating this association was not their primary aim.
To our knowledge, the research gap persists; since the Taras and Potts-Datema review, 6 only one published article by Geier and colleagues 13 has directly assessed the relationship between body mass index BMI and absenteeism in children.
Geier and colleagues 13 investigated this relationship among fourth- to sixth-grade children in the inner city of Philadelphia, PA, and found that obese children were absent significantly more than healthy-weight children. It was hypothesized that absenteeism and BMI would be significantly and positively correlated, and that absenteeism would be significantly and inversely correlated with academic achievement and SES.
Data were collected in one school district in Columbia, SC, in 17, 17, and eight elementary schools during the —, —, and — school years, respectively. Schools were selected based on high participation in school meals from the 28 elementary schools in the district.
Written child assent and parental consent were obtained prior to data collection for the dietary recall accuracy study. Data for the second and third school years of the dietary recall accuracy study were linked to additional data from SCDE by ORS, which provided aggregate results to study investigators.
The ORS is a central repository where organizations entrust their health and human service data, yet preserve control at all times. To link across data sources from multiple providers, the ORS developed a series of algorithms using source-specific personal identifiers to create a global unique identifier.
Using the global identifier in lieu of personal identifiers enables ORS staff to create and use enhanced views of data across multiple providers while protecting confidentiality. Figure 1 shows the structure of the final sample of children included in analyses.Trends in student absenteeism.
From to , there was no significant change in the percentage of fourth-grade students who reported being absent from school for three or more days in the last month (18 percent in and 19 percent in ). Parental work absenteeism was significantly associated with increased symptom complaints in adolescent children.
As detailed in Table 2, having a father that did not work was associated with an increased odds-ratio of for reporting a symptom level in the 4th quartile (compared to the 1st quartile).
the school year [20 U.S.C. § (h)(1)(C)]. Additionally, beginning with the school year, States must report rates of chronic absenteeism among. The associations of absenteeism with BMI, academic achievement, SES, and school year were investigated with logistic binomial models using the modified sandwich variance estimator to adjust for multiple outcomes within schools.
the effects of absenteeism among fourth year high school students and to determine the relationship between absenteeism, learning performance and school performance among fourth year high school students in one public school in the Philippines.
METHODS Design The use of survey approach and utilization of. The Relationship of School Absenteeism with Body Mass Index, Academic Achievement, and Socioeconomic Status among Fourth-Grade Children. Suzanne Domel Baxter, PhD, complete data were available for fourth-grade children.
or between absenteeism and school year (coefficient p value = ).