Trends and correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents from 2002 to 2010: a three-cohort study based on a representative sample of Portuguese adolescents.

@article{Marques2014TrendsAC,
  title={Trends and correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents from 2002 to 2010: a three-cohort study based on a representative sample of Portuguese adolescents.},
  author={Adilson Marques and Margarida Gaspar de Matos},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={844-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To report the prevalence and factors associated with overweight/obesity in a representative sample of Portuguese adolescents, from three different cohorts. METHODS Data on 8,610 adolescents aged 11-17, who participated in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey (HBSC/WHO) were analyzed. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated based on self-reported weight/height. Factors investigated as potential correlates of overweight/obesity were as follows… CONTINUE READING
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