Prevalence of overweight and obesity in urban and semi-urban Jordanian children aged 3-6 years.

@article{Ibrahim2008PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity in urban and semi-urban Jordanian children aged 3-6 years.},
  author={Alaa Ibrahim Attia Ibrahim and Ziad M. Hawamdeh and Jamal Al-Smadi and Bassam A. Ammari},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          464-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To show the prevalence of overweight and obesity among the Jordanian urban and semi-urban children; to compare their body mass index (BMI) with the international standards of BMI. METHODS We measured 1695 healthy children (842 boys and 853 girls) between 3 and 6 years for height, weight and mid upper arm circumference. BMI was calculated and transformed into percentiles. Children were divided into boys and girls. RESULTS The mean and SD values of BMI observed in our study were 16… CONTINUE READING
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