Secular trends in overweight and obesity among Finnish adolescents in 1977-1999

Kautiainen, S.; Rimpela, A.; Vikat, A.; Virtanen, S.M.
April 2002
International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Apr2002, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p544
Academic Journal
Studies trends in overweight and obesity among adolescents in Finland between 1977 and 1999. Age range; Linear increase of obesity and overweight in all age groups; Comparison of body mass index between boys and girls; Comparison of obesity prevalence between girls and boys.


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