Height, weight and BMI of schoolchildren in Jena, Germany--are the secular changes levelling off?

@article{Zellner2004HeightWA,
  title={Height, weight and BMI of schoolchildren in Jena, Germany--are the secular changes levelling off?},
  author={Konrad Zellner and Uwe J{\"a}ger and Katrin Kromeyer-Hauschild},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={281-94}
}
The secular trend of body height, weight and body mass index (BMI) in 7- to 14-year-old Jena schoolchildren measured in 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2001 is examined. Between 1975 and 1995, a positive trend both in height and weight is observed. In the decade 1985-1995, which includes the time of German reunification, weight shows considerably greater increases than height, resulting in an increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity. The changes in living conditions after reunification cause no… CONTINUE READING