Age-specific stabilization in obesity prevalence in German children: a cross-sectional study from 1999 to 2008.

  title={Age-specific stabilization in obesity prevalence in German children: a cross-sectional study from 1999 to 2008.},
  author={Susann Bl{\"u}her and Christof Meigen and Ruth Gausche and Eberhard Keller and Roland W. Pf{\"a}ffle and Matthew Allen Sabin and George Arthur Werther and Rasha Odeh and Wieland Kiess},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={6 2-2},
OBJECTIVE Trends of overweight (ov)/obesity (ob) prevalence among German children aged 4-16 years were studied between 1999 and 2008. SUBJECTS Body mass index (BMI) data (>P90 [ov] and >P97 [ob]) from the national CrescNet database were analysed in three age groups: 4-7.99, 8-11.99, and 12-16 years. RESULTS Trend analyses. Data from 272 826 children were analyzed. a) Whole study population aged 4-16 years old. A significant upward trend for ov/ob prevalence was found between 1999 and 2003… CONTINUE READING
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