Obesity, overweight and thinness in schoolchildren of the city of Florianópolis, Southern Brazil

@article{Assis2005ObesityOA,
  title={Obesity, overweight and thinness in schoolchildren of the city of Florian{\'o}polis, Southern Brazil},
  author={Maria Alice Altenburg de Assis and Marie François Rolland-Cachera and Suely Grosseman and Francisco de Assis Guedes de Vasconcelos and Mar{\'i}a Eugenia Luna and Maria Cristina Marino Calvo and Mauro Virg{\'i}lio Gomes de Barros and Maria Marlene de Souza Pires and France Bellisle},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={1015-1021}
}
Objective:To assess the prevalence of obesity, overweight (including obesity) and thinness in children of the city of Florianopolis (southern Brazil).Design:Cross-sectional study.Subjects:Representative sample of 7–10-y-old schoolchildren of the first four grades of elementary schools (1432 girls, 1504 boys).Methods:Measurements of weight, height and triceps skinfold thickness (TSF) were taken following standard techniques. The body mass index (BMI) was computed as weight/height2. Nutritional… CONTINUE READING
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