Tracking of body mass index from childhood to adolescence: a 6-y follow-up study in China.

  title={Tracking of body mass index from childhood to adolescence: a 6-y follow-up study in China.},
  author={Yingjie Wang and Kan-yi Ge and Barry M Popkin},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={72 4},
BACKGROUND Although extensive descriptive research shows that childhood obesity predisposes a person to adult obesity, little is understood about the dynamics of weight during childhood and the predictors of weight tracking. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to examine tracking patterns of body mass index (BMI) as well as their predictors between childhood and adolescence. DESIGN A cohort of 975 Chinese children aged 6-13 y was followed for 6 y (1991-1997). Tracking of BMI was defined as an… CONTINUE READING

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