Data collection for the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) has reached completion in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, which is one of the 12 countries included in this study. The target is to recruit at least 500 children with all primary end-points having been met from each country, from five major regions of the world (Eurasia & Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Pacific).
The primary aim of ISCOLE is to determine the relationship between lifestyle characteristics, obesity and weight gain in a large multi-national study of 10-year-old children, and to investigate the influence of behavioral settings and physical, social and policy environments on the observed relationships within each country. Key information related to their physical activity, lifestyle behaviours, and body composition, has been collected on 547 children attending public and private schools in the city of Nairobi between February and November 2012. Data analysis and manuscript development will be the focus of the research team henceforth.
We wish to congratulate team Kenya for the hard work and Pennington Biomedical Research Center for supporting the project.