Prevalence of child and youth obesity in Spain in 2012.

@article{SnchezCruz2013PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of child and youth obesity in Spain in 2012.},
  author={Jos{\'e}-Juan S{\'a}nchez-Cruz and Jose J Jimenez-Moleon and Fidel Fern{\'a}ndez-Quesada and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Yuste S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Revista espanola de cardiologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={371-6}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Obesity is a major cardiovascular risk factor. In Spain, few studies have physically measured height and weight to estimate the magnitude of the problem. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of child and adolescent obesity in Spain in 2012. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional probability sample of 1018 children, representative of the Spanish population aged between 8 and 17 years old, with objectively measured height and weight, along with other… CONTINUE READING

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