Adiposity of Korean school-age children measured by national and international growth charts

Title
Adiposity of Korean school-age children measured by national and international growth charts
Authors
안영미; 손민
Keywords
adiposity; body mass index; Korean; obesity; school-age children
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
RESEARCH IN NURSING & HEALTH
Series/Report no.
RESEARCH IN NURSING & HEALTH ; Vol36 no.1 Startpage 16 Endpage 25
Abstract
The study was conducted to explore adiposity levels of Koreanchildren using body mass index (BMI) and comparing how three BMIcharts de?ne adiposity. The charts used were the growth standard ofthe Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the growthreferences of the World Health Organization and the International ObesityTask Force. The percentage of children at different adiposity levels varieddepending on which chart was used. These discrepancies arose from thedifferent cut-offs for adiposity and the different characteristics of thepopulations that were used to develop the charts. Research is needed toidentify which growth charts and cut-offs for children are most associatedwith health risks in later life.
URI
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/33296
ISSN
0160-6891
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Medical School/College of Medicine (의학전문대학원/의과대학) > Nursing (간호학) > Local Access Journal Papers, Reports(간호학 논문, 보고서)

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