Changes in BMI and prevalence of obesity and overweight in children in Liverpool, 1998-2006.

@article{Boddy2009ChangesIB,
  title={Changes in BMI and prevalence of obesity and overweight in children in Liverpool, 1998-2006.},
  author={Lynne Boddy and Allan F Hackett and Gareth Stratton},
  journal={Perspectives in public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={127-31}
}
AIMS To investigate changes in mean body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity between 1998 and 2006 in annual cohorts of 9-10-year-old Liverpool schoolchildren. METHODS Stature and body mass data collected at the Liverpool SportsLinx project's fitness testing sessions were available on 26,782 (n = 13,637 boys, 13,145 girls) participants. BMI was calculated from these data. RESULTS BMI z-score increased over time (p < 0.01) in both boys (z-score range = -0.22-0.14) and girls (z-score… CONTINUE READING

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