Poster abstracts

November 2004
International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Nov2004 Supplement, Vol. 28, pS113
Academic Journal
This article presents abstracts of several studies on obesity among school children and adolescents. One of the studies in which researchers collected data in schools from a large city of the Wilaya of Constantine to examine the current situation. Weight and height measurements of 2,748 children aged 6-16 years from four randomly chosen schools were collected in a standardized way. Body mass index and height-for-age indices were calculated, and percentage obesity and overweight were presented according to three frequently used classification schemes. Another study examined that whether the rising obesity prevalence occurs during the elementary school period or is occurring prior to entry into elementary school.


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