Overweight dynamics in Chinese children and adults.

  title={Overweight dynamics in Chinese children and adults.},
  author={Penny Gordon-Larsen and Haijun Wang and Barry M Popkin},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={15 Suppl 1},
China has experienced a transition from a history of undernutrition to a rapid increase in obesity. The China Health and Nutrition Survey, an ongoing longitudinal, household-based survey of urban and rural residents of nine provinces, documents these changes using measured height and weight across 53,298 observations from 18,059 participants collected from 1991 to 2011. Adult overweight (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 25 kg/m(2)) prevalence nearly tripled from 1991 (11.7%) to 2009 (29.2%), with… CONTINUE READING

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