TITLE

Estudio comparativo de la eficacia del índice de masa corporal y el porcentaje de grasa corporal como métodos para el diagnóstico de sobrepeso y obesidad en población pediátrica

AUTHOR(S)
Aguilar Cordero, M. J.; González Jiménez, E.; García García, C. J.; García López, P.; Álvarez Ferre, J.; Padilla López, C. A.; Mur Villar, N.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Nutricion Hospitalaria;ene/feb2012, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The World Health Organization (WHO) regards obesity as one of the most serious public health problems in the world that can affect young children and adolescents. Accordingly, a major priority is to find ways to more effectively study and analyze the various methods used to diagnose and evaluate the nutritional state of the pediatric and adolescent population. The nutritional indicators currently employed for this purpose are the body mass index and body-fat percentage. However, there is a certain controversy related to the body-fat percentage since it tends to overestimate overweight and obesity. The main objectives of this study were the following: (i) to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in a population of primary and secondary school children between 9-17 years of age at 13 educational centers in the city and province of Granada; (ii) to verify possible differences regarding the accuracy of the body mass index and the body-fat percentage in the diagnosis of overweight and obesity.
ACCESSION #
71654207

 

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