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The impact of height during childhood on the national prevalence rates of overweight.

Authors
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  • 1 Department of Life Style, TNO, Leiden, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 2 Department of Public and Occupational Health, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 3 School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom. , (United Kingdom)
  • 4 Department of Child Health, TNO, Leiden, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 5 Department of Life Style, TNO, Leiden, The Netherlands ; Department of Methodology and Statistics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
1932-6203
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085769
PMID: 24465694
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tall girls aged 5.0-13.9y and tall boys aged 5.0-14.9y have much higher prevalence rates of overweight and obesity than their shorter peers. We suggest taking into account the impact of height when evaluating trends and variations of BMI distributions in childhood, and to use BMI to predict adult overweight.

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