Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Obes Res. 2002 Aug;10(8):838-40.

Assessment of childhood obesity: national reference data or international approach?

Author information

1
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland. jjr2y@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

Abstract

Assessing body mass index in children requires cutoffs that are different from those for adults. The aim of this review is to summarize the evidence base, rationale, and practical issues that should inform decisions about the use of national and international reference data for assessing obesity in children. In many countries, decisions are being made without consideration of the existing evidence, and with limited understanding of the practical problems or potential harm that may arise.

PMID:
12181394
DOI:
10.1038/oby.2002.113
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wiley
Loading ...
Support Center