[Overweight and obesity prevalence among children and adolescents from Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil].

@article{Abrantes2002OverweightAO,
  title={[Overweight and obesity prevalence among children and adolescents from Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil].},
  author={Marcelo Milit{\~a}o Abrantes and Joel Alves Lamounier and Enrico Antonio Colosimo},
  journal={Jornal de pediatria},
  year={2002},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={335-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of obesity and overweight among children and adolescents from Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil. METHODS Data was collected form Life Pattern Research conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in 1997. A sample of 3,317 children and 3,943 adolescents was studied according age groups. Overweight (adolescents) and obesity (adolescents and children) were defined according to World Health Organization recommendations. Z-test… CONTINUE READING

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