Overweight, obesity and girth of Australian preschoolers: prevalence and socio-economic correlates

@article{Wake2007OverweightOA,
  title={Overweight, obesity and girth of Australian preschoolers: prevalence and socio-economic correlates},
  author={Melissa Wake and Pollyanna Hardy and Louise Canterford and Michael G Sawyer and John B Carlin},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={1044-1051}
}
Objective:(1) To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australian 4–5-year-old children. (2) To investigate associations between socio-economic characteristics and (a) overweight/obesity and (b) waist circumference.Design:Cross-sectional population survey.Setting:Wave 1 (2004) of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.Participants:Nationally representative sample of 4983 4–5-year-old children (2537 boys and 2446 girls; mean age 56.9 months (s.d. 2.64 months; range 51–67… CONTINUE READING

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