Prevalence of overweight among the general population has been reported to be 33% for males and 36% for females.
We undertook this study to establish overweight prevalence data in a cohort with Down syndrome and to stratify the incidence of overweight by living arrangement.
We measured Body Mass Index (BMI) in 283 persons with Down syndrome and found a higher prevalence of overweight in this group compared to the general population.
Individuals with Down syndrome living in a family setting had a higher incidence of overweight than did those living in a group home setting.
Overweight prevalence among persons with Down syndrome should be considered a major public health concern that warrants further attention from researchers, practitioners, family members, and individuals with Down syndrome.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mongolisme, Surcharge pondérale, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Homme, Aberration chromosomique, Aneuploïdie, Maladie congénitale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Down syndrome, Overweight, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Human, Chromosomal aberration, Aneuploidy, Congenital disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0314364
Code Inist : 002B18C12. Création : 27/11/1998.