Prevalence and geographic variation of abdominal obesity in 7- and 9-year-old children in Greece; World Health Organization Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative 2010

@inproceedings{Hassapidou2017PrevalenceAG,
  title={Prevalence and geographic variation of abdominal obesity in 7- and 9-year-old children in Greece; World Health Organization Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative 2010},
  author={Maria N. Hassapidou and Themistoklis C Tzotzas and Evangelia Makri and Ioannis Pagkalos and Ioannis G. Kaklamanos and Efthymios Kapantais and Annet Abrahamian and Antonis Polymeris and Konstantinos Tziomalos},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND In children, abdominal obesity is a better predictor of the presence of cardiovascular risk factors than body mass index (BMI)-defined obesity. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of abdominal obesity in the Greek pediatric population and to assess the impact of residence on the prevalence of both BMI-defined and abdominal obesity. METHODS In the context of the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, a national… CONTINUE READING
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