Major differences in prevalence of overweight according to nationality in preschool children living in Germany: determinants and public health implications.

@article{KuepperNybelen2005MajorDI,
  title={Major differences in prevalence of overweight according to nationality in preschool children living in Germany: determinants and public health implications.},
  author={Jutta Kuepper-Nybelen and Andreas Lamerz and Nicole Bruning and Johannes Hebebrand and Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann and Hermann Brenner},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2005},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={359-63}
}
AIMS To investigate the prevalence of overweight according to nationality in preschool children living in Germany, and to establish the determinants responsible for differences in body mass index. METHODS The study was performed within the context of the 2001/2002 obligatory health examination before school entry in the city of Aachen, Germany. Of 2020 eligible children 1979 children were recruited (participation rate: 98%). Children's height and weight were measured using a standardised… CONTINUE READING

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