Coexistence of social inequalities in undernutrition and obesity in preschool children: population based cross sectional study.

@article{Armstrong2003CoexistenceOS,
  title={Coexistence of social inequalities in undernutrition and obesity in preschool children: population based cross sectional study.},
  author={Julie Armstrong and Ahmad Reza Dorosty and John J. Reilly and Pauline M Emmett},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 8},
  pages={671-5}
}
AIMS To test for the coexistence of social inequalities in undernutrition and obesity in preschool children. METHODS Retrospective, cross sectional, study of routinely collected data from 74 500 children aged 39-42 months in 1998/99. Main outcome measures were weight, height, sex, and age routinely recorded by health visitors. Body mass index (BMI) standardised for age and sex, relative to UK 1990 reference data, was used to define undernutrition (BMI <2nd centile) and obesity (BMI >95th… CONTINUE READING

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