Recent trend in overweight and obesity in male adolescents in Austria: a population-based study

@article{Schober2006RecentTI,
  title={Recent trend in overweight and obesity in male adolescents in Austria: a population-based study},
  author={Edith Schober and Birgit Rami and Sylvia Kirchengast and Thomas Waldhoer and Reinhart Sefranek},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={166},
  pages={709-714}
}
The aim of the study was to provide current estimates of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in young Austrian men and to determine both the trend over the study period and regional differences. Data extracted from the database containing the nation-wide compulsory conscription health examinations were analysed. Four cohorts of 18-year-old males (1986–1990: n=252,799; 1991–1995: n=209,266; 1996–2000: n=208,427; 2001–2005: n=209,168) were investigated. Measurements of height and weight were… CONTINUE READING

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