Secular trends of obesity in early life: the Bogalusa Heart Study.

Abstract:

:Secular changes in height and weight measurements were examined in five- to 14-year-olds from 1973 to 1984. The age-sex specific 85th percentile was used to classify persons as overweight (based on ponderal index; kg/m3). Secular increases in weight (2.5 kg), and ponderosity (0.5-0.7 kg/m3) were found. Gains in ponderosity over the 11-year period were greater at the 75th percentile than at the 25th percentile, and the prevalence of overweight increased from 15 per cent to 24 per cent.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

Shear CL,Freedman DS,Burke GL,Harsha DW,Webber LS,Berenson GS

doi

10.2105/ajph.78.1.75

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1988-01-01 00:00:00

pages

75-7

issue

1

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

journal_volume

78

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