Weight status of adolescents in secondary schools in port Harcourt using Body Mass Index (BMI)

  title={Weight status of adolescents in secondary schools in port Harcourt using Body Mass Index (BMI)},
  author={Adesuwa F Adesina and Oliemen Peterside and Ifeoma Comfort Anochie and Nwadiuto A Akani},
  booktitle={Italian journal of pediatrics},
BACKGROUND Adolescent weight status is a cumulative effect of health and nutritional problems. Adolescent weight problems often go unnoticed as weight assessment is not considered a priority in adolescents. OBJECTIVES To determine the weight status of adolescents using BMI and to identify the contributing factors to adolescent weight problems. METHODS In April 2010, 960 adolescents aged 10-19 years in secondary schools in Port Harcourt were selected for the study using a stratified multi… CONTINUE READING
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