Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey.

  title={Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey.},
  author={Tim James Cole and Mary C. Bellizzi and Katherine M Flegal and William H. Dietz},
  volume={320 7244},
OBJECTIVE To develop an internationally acceptable definition of child overweight and obesity, specifying the measurement, the reference population, and the age and sex specific cut off points. DESIGN International survey of six large nationally representative cross sectional growth studies. SETTING Brazil, Great Britain, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States. SUBJECTS 97 876 males and 94 851 females from birth to 25 years of age. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Body mass… CONTINUE READING
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