Trends in childhood obesity in Japan over the last 25 years from the national nutrition survey.

  title={Trends in childhood obesity in Japan over the last 25 years from the national nutrition survey.},
  author={Yumi Matsushita and Nobuo Yoshiike and Fumi Kaneda and Katsushi Yoshita and Hidemi Takimoto},
  journal={Obesity research},
  volume={12 2},
OBJECTIVE To describe the 25-year changes in BMI (measured in kilograms per meters squared) and the prevalence of obesity in Japanese children with special reference to urban-rural differences. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We used the data sets from the cross-sectional annual nationwide surveys (National Nutrition Survey, Japan) conducted from 1976 to 2000 and comprising 29,052 boys and 27,552 girls between 6 and 14 years of age. We carried out the trend analyses with the data on sex and… CONTINUE READING
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