Prevalence of overweight and obesity among pre-school children in semi urban south India

H. N.Harsha Kumar, Padma Mohanan, Shashidhar Kotian, B. S. Sajjan, S. Ganesh Kumar

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Abstract

This study was conducted to ascertain the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 425 pre-school children (2 to 5 years) using the new Child Growth Standards released by the World Health Organization. Overweight and obesity were defined as body mass index (BMI) > 85th and 95th percentiles for that age and sex, respectively. The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 4.5% and 1.4%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-499
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Volume45
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Kumar, H. N. H., Mohanan, P., Kotian, S., Sajjan, B. S., & Ganesh Kumar, S. (2008). Prevalence of overweight and obesity among pre-school children in semi urban south India. Indian Pediatrics, 45(6), 497-499.