Initiating BMI prevalence studies in Vietnamese children: changes in a transitional economy.

@article{Dang2010InitiatingBP,
  title={Initiating BMI prevalence studies in Vietnamese children: changes in a transitional economy.},
  author={Chinh Van Dang and Rena Sue Day and Beatrice Josephine Selwyn and Yolanda Mũnoz Maldonado and Khan Cong Nguyen and Tuyen Danh Le and Mai Bach Le},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={209-16}
}
BACKGROUND Rapid changes in dietary patterns and lifestyles in Vietnam warrant monitoring trends of weight, height and body mass index (BMI) among children. OBJECTIVE To determine the trends of weight, height and BMI classification of Vietnamese children, 6-15 years of age, from 1992 to 2000 with reference to socioeconomic, urban and rural differences. METHODS Data in the Vietnam Living Standard Survey (1992-1993) and the General Nutrition Survey (2000) were collected from representative… CONTINUE READING