Body mass index (BMI) dynamics in vietnam

  title={Body mass index (BMI) dynamics in vietnam},
  author={Nguyen Thanh Tuan and Pham Duy Tuong and Barry M Popkin},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
Objective:To provide an overview of dynamic shifts in body mass index (BMI) and nutritional status patterns of the Vietnamese population from 1992 to 2002.Design:Nationally representative, cross-sectional surveys.Setting and subjects:Secondary data obtained from The Living Standard Survey in 1992 (24 068 individuals) and the National Health Survey in 2002 (158 019 individuals).Methods:Nutrition status was defined by comparing measured BMI, grouped for under- and overweight with the Centers for… CONTINUE READING


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