Trends in overweight and obesity among 5-7-year-old White and South Asian children born between 1991 and 1999.

@article{Balakrishnan2008TrendsIO,
  title={Trends in overweight and obesity among 5-7-year-old White and South Asian children born between 1991 and 1999.},
  author={Ravikumar Balakrishnan and Premila Webster and Don Sinclair},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={139-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the trends in overweight and obesity among White and South Asian children aged 5-7 years born between 1991 and 1999 and included in the East Berkshire Child Health System. METHODS Children were grouped into nine cohorts based on their year of birth. The UK National BMI percentile classification was used to classify the children as overweight and obese and to examine the prevalence and trends by year of birth, sex and ethnicity. RESULTS Overall, more boys (10.1%; 9.7… CONTINUE READING
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