Prevalence of obesity among Portuguese children (6-8 years old) using three definition criteria: COSI Portugal, 2008.

@article{Rito2012PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of obesity among Portuguese children (6-8 years old) using three definition criteria: COSI Portugal, 2008.},
  author={Ana Isabel Rito and Trudy Maria Arnoldina Wijnhoven and Harry Rutter and Maria Ana Carvalho and Eleonora Paix{\~a}o and Carlos O. Ramos and D Claudio and Rosa Espanca and Teresa Sancho and Z Cerqueira and Raquel Ribeiro Carvalho and C. Lobato de Faria and Eric Feliciano and Jo{\~a}o Breda},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={413-22}
}
INTRODUCTION Previous studies place Portugal among the five countries with the highest prevalence of childhood obesity in Europe. This paper describes the prevalence of thinness, overweight and obesity in Portuguese children of 6-8 years of age, based on the first data collection from Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative Portugal, which took place during the 2007/2008 school year. METHODS This study uses a semi-longitudinal design with repeated cross-sectional national representative… CONTINUE READING
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