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The study was conducted to assess the nutritional status and levels of body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) and to evaluate the geographical distribution of male youths of the Han nationality in China. In total, 60,773 male youths, aged 18-20 years, of the Han nationality, were categorized into underweight, normal-weight, overweight, and obesity according to the(More)
OBJECTIVES Health care professionals have recommended the use of age-related body mass index (BMI) to evaluate obesity in children. Until now, no age-related reference curves for BMI have been reported in China. Presented here are age-related BMI percentile curves for children aged 0~18 years in Shaanxi, China, 1995. METHODS The Third Nationwide Growth(More)
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