Alarming prevalences of overweight and obesity for children of Turkish, Moroccan and Dutch origin in The Netherlands according to international standards.

@article{Fredriks2005AlarmingPO,
  title={Alarming prevalences of overweight and obesity for children of Turkish, Moroccan and Dutch origin in The Netherlands according to international standards.},
  author={A. Miranda Fredriks and Stef van Buuren and Remy A Hira Sing and Jan Maarten Wit and S. Pauline Verloove-Vanhorick},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={496-8}
}
AIM Prevalences of overweight in The Netherlands, defined by international cut-off points, are presented in 14 500 children of Dutch origin, 2904 of Turkish and 2855 of Moroccan origin, aged 0-21 y. RESULTS The mean prevalence for Turkish boys and girls was 23.4% and 30.2%, for Moroccans 15.8% and 24.5%, for Dutch youths in large cities 12.6% and 16.5%, and for other Dutch participants 8.7% and 11.3%, respectively. CONCLUSION The development of adequate prevention strategies is urgently… CONTINUE READING

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