Reference : Defining obesity in childhood: current practice.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : General & internal medicine
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/57591
Defining obesity in childhood: current practice.
English
Guillaume, Michèle mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Informatique médicale et biostatistique >]
1999
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
70
1
126S-30S
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0002-9165
1938-3207
UNITED STATES
[en] Adolescent ; Americas ; Asia ; Body Height ; Body Mass Index ; Body Weight ; Child ; Europe ; Humans ; Obesity/diagnosis ; Reference Values ; Skinfold Thickness
[en] A survey of information from 26 countries was performed to examine the methods, cutoff points, and reference materials used to define obesity in childhood and adolescence. The body mass index (in kg/m2) was used frequently, as well as several other methods. Reference materials used were often based on national surveys, although reference data from other countries were sometimes used. The data presented was often insufficient to judge the representativeness of the reference material. Cutoff points varied considerably. Available data allow neither a meaningful international estimation of the prevalence of obesity nor international comparisons. Although associated with considerable problems, this situation can be improved with an international consensus which, by necessity, will be riddled with uncertainties and compromises.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/57591
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/77589 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2268/88111

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