Prevalence of overweight and obesity among school children and adolescents in Chennai

  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity among school children and adolescents in Chennai},
  author={Sonya Jagadesan and Ranjani Harish and Priya Maria Miranda and Ranjit I Unnikrishnan and Ranjit Mohan Anjana and Viswanathan Mohan},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={51 7},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents in Chennai, India, using national and international age- and sex- specific body mass index (BMI) cut-off points. METHODS The Obesity Reduction and Awareness and Screening of Non communicable diseases through Group Education in Children and Adolescents (ORANGE) project is a cross-sectional study carried out on 18,955 children (age 6-11 years) and adolescents (age 12-17 years) across 51 schools (31… CONTINUE READING
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