Body mass index cut-offs for screening for childhood overweight and obesity in Indian children.

@article{Khadilkar2012BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index cut-offs for screening for childhood overweight and obesity in Indian children.},
  author={Vaman V. Khadilkar and Anuradha Vaman Khadilkar and Ashwin B. Borade and Shashi Ajit Chiplonkar},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={
          29-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To develop age and sex specific cut offs for BMI to screen for overweight and obesity in Indian children linked to an adult BMI of 23 and 28 kg/m2 respectively, using contemporary Indian data. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Multicentric, School based. PARTICIPANTS 19834 children were measured from 11 affluent schools from five major geographical regions of India. Data were analyzed using the LMS method, which constructs growth reference percentiles adjusted for skewness… CONTINUE READING
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