Simplified screening for overweight in children using the 2007 WHO Reference.

@article{Nainar2012SimplifiedSF,
  title={Simplified screening for overweight in children using the 2007 WHO Reference.},
  author={S. Muhammad Husayn Nainar},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          e1-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to develop a screening instrument for easy identification of overweight in children and adolescents. METHODS Data derived from the 2007 Growth Reference published by the World Health Organization (WHO) were utilized to compute gender-specific screening values for identification of overweight in 5- to 19-year-olds. Computations were based on age- and gender-specific +1 standard deviation z-scores for the body mass index and calculated for the various height… CONTINUE READING
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