TITLE

Decreasing prevalence of obesity in primary schoolchildren

AUTHOR(S)
Mitchell, Rod Thomas; McDougall, Catherine M.; Crum, Jacqueline E.
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Feb2007, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p153
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The prevalence of obesity in a cohort of Scottish primary schoolchildren was assessed and compared with previous cohorts taken from the same geographical area. The prevalence of obesity has declined over the three time periods studied, from 14.7% to 10.2%. Body mass index (BMI) centiles and BMI standard deviation scores have also declined considerably over time.
ACCESSION #
24168295

 

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