Severe obesity prevalence in 8- to 9-year-old Italian children: a large population-based study

@article{Lombardo2015SevereOP,
  title={Severe obesity prevalence in 8- to 9-year-old Italian children: a large population-based study},
  author={Flavia Lucia Lombardo and Angela Spinelli and Giacomo Lazzeri and Anna Lamberti and Gianfranco Mazzarella and Paola Nardone and Valentina Pilato and Marta Buoncristiano and Margherita Caroli},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={69},
  pages={603-608}
}
Background and Objectives:Little information is available on severe obesity in childhood. This study estimates the prevalence of severe obesity in 8- to 9-year-old children resident in Italy and its association with gender, age, geographical area and parents’ nutritional status and education using the World Health Organization (WHO) and International… CONTINUE READING