Nutritional status of urban schoolchildren of high and low socioeconomic status in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

@article{Groeneveld2007NutritionalSO,
  title={Nutritional status of urban schoolchildren of high and low socioeconomic status in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.},
  author={Iris F. Groeneveld and Noel W. Solomons and Colleen Marie Doak},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={169-77}
}
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of overweight and obesity is growing in children in many developing countries, increasing chronic disease risk. Our objective was to assess the prevalence of stunting, underweight, overweight, and obesity in schoolchildren 8 to 10 years old who were of high or low socioeconomic status (SES) in Quetzaltenango, which is the second largest city in Guatemala. METHODS Between April and June 2005 we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 583 children in private and public… CONTINUE READING