Defining morbid obesity in children based on BMI 40 at age 18 using the extended international (IOTF) cut-offs.

@article{Bervoets2014DefiningMO,
  title={Defining morbid obesity in children based on BMI 40 at age 18 using the extended international (IOTF) cut-offs.},
  author={Liene Bervoets and Giulia Massa},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={e94-8}
}
BACKGROUND Studies have reported that children who are obese are becoming more severely obese. OBJECTIVE We aimed to classify obese children based on age- and gender-specific centile curves passing through body mass index (BMI) 30, 35 and 40 at age 18 as 'class I', 'class II' or severe, and 'class III' or morbid obesity. METHODS In addition to the International Obesity Task Force BMI cut-offs corresponding to BMI 30 and 35, we calculated the BMI cut-offs corresponding to BMI 40 using the… CONTINUE READING
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