Risk factors for childhood obesity in a transitional society in Thailand.

  title={Risk factors for childhood obesity in a transitional society in Thailand.},
  author={Ladda Mo-Suwan and Alan Geater},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={20 8},
OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with childhood obesity among the population of Hat Yai municipality, a transitional society in Thailand. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS 2161 primary schoolchildren, aged 6-13 completed years. MEASUREMENTS Weight-for-height of children by measurement, parental weight and height, parental income, family history of disease and children's activities by questionnaire. RESULTS Prevalence of obesity was 14.1%. Using polytomous logistic… CONTINUE READING

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