Nina Vuorela

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and the trends of overweight and obesity in Finnish 5- and 12-year-old children in 1986 and 2006. DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Anthropometric data were collected retrospectively from health examinations in Tampere and in three rural municipalities. The size of the 5- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the possible changes in the prevalence of overweight and obesity comparing birth cohorts from four different decades in Finland. DESIGN A retrospective longitudinal growth study. METHODS The subjects representing five birth cohorts: 1974 (n = 1109), 1981 (n = 987), 1991 (n = 586), 1995 (n = 856) and 2001 (n = 766) in the city of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate parents' ability to perceive the weight status of their children. METHODS This cross-sectional study was performed on 5 (n = 310) and 11-year-old (n = 296) children. The height, weight and waist circumference were measured. Body mass index (BMI, kg/m²) was calculated. The International Obesity Task Force criteria(More)
AIM To investigate the trends in the size of Finnish children in five birth cohorts from four decades. METHODS This is a retrospective longitudinal growth pattern study on children representing five birth cohorts: 1974, 1981, 1991, 1995 and 2001 from the city of Tampere and three rural municipalities. Growth data were collected from birth to 15 years of(More)
AIM We tracked the body mass index (BMI) of children born to mothers with or without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or type 1 diabetes from birth to 12 years of age and examined the trends in both diseases. METHODS Antenatal and postnatal health survey data were collected from 6909 Finnish children born at six time points between 1974 and 2004. We(More)
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