Anthropometric variables, lifestyle and sports in school-age children: comparison between the cities of Bologna and Crotone.

@article{Toselli2014AnthropometricVL,
  title={Anthropometric variables, lifestyle and sports in school-age children: comparison between the cities of Bologna and Crotone.},
  author={S Toselli and Patricia Brasili and T Iuliano and Federico Spiga},
  journal={Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={499-508}
}
Weight disorders are rapidly increasing in childhood. In Italy a strong geographic North-South gradient of overweight and obesity has been reported. The purpose of this study is to examine anthropometric variables, physical activity and lifestyles in school-age children in the cities of Bologna and Crotone. The sample consists of 963 children attending primary schools, aged 6-10 years. Height, weight, triceps, and subscapular skinfolds were measured for each child; body mass index (BMI) and… CONTINUE READING