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Global prevalence and trends of overweight and obesity among preschool children

Author: Mercedes de Onis, Monika Blossner, and Elaine Borghi
Organisation: World Health Association
Publish Date: 2010
Country: Global
Sector: Health
Method: Creative thinking
Type: Article
Language: English
Tags: Obesity, Preschool children, Prevalence, Developing countries, Developed countries, Trends

The objective of this study was to quantify the worldwide prevalence and trends of overweight and obesity among preschool children on the basis of the new World Health Organization standards. A total of 450 nationally representative cross-sectional surveys from 144 countries were analyzed. Overweight and obesity were defined as the proportion of preschool children with values .2 SDs and .3 SDs, respectively, from the World Health Organization growth standard median. Being “at risk of overweight” was defined as the proportion with values .1 SD and 2 SDs, respectively. Linear mixed-effects modeling was used to estimate the rates and numbers of affected children. Concludes that Childhood overweight and obesity have increased dramatically since 1990. These findings confirm the need for effective e interventions starting as early as infancy to reverse anticipated trends.
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