Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in preschool children of Tehran, Iran

@inproceedings{Gaeini2011PrevalenceOU,
  title={Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in preschool children of Tehran, Iran},
  author={Abbasali Gaeini and Majid Kashef and Ali Samadi and Aliasghar Fallahi},
  booktitle={Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND It is reported that prevalence of overweight and obesity have increased in all age groups, but little is known about prevalence of overweight and obesity in preschool children. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to survey the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in 3-6 year-old Tehranian children in 2009-2010. METHODS This cross-sectional study was performed on a total of 756 (378 boys and 378 girls) preschool children aged 3-6. Subjects were selected through… CONTINUE READING
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