Monitoring trends in obesity in South Wales using routine data.

  title={Monitoring trends in obesity in South Wales using routine data.},
  author={Steve E Jones and Michelle James-Ellison and S. Young and Michael B. Gravenor and Rhys Williams},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={90 5},
AIM To use existing data on height and weight of 5 year old children, routinely recorded annually as part of the school entry medical, to monitor trends in obesity over the last 16 years in three South Wales localities. METHODS Body mass index (BMI) and percentage of children over the cut off points for being overweight or obese proposed by the International Obesity Task Force were determined in 46,073 children who had height, weight, and sex recorded each school year (between 1986/87 and… CONTINUE READING