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  1. Increasing obesity in school children in a transitional society and the effect of the weight control program.

    Article - En anglais

    Childhood obesity is an increasing problem in developed countries.

    Its persistence into adulthood with accompanied health risks has raised many concerns.

    In a country with rapid growing economy and changing life styles such as Thailand, the natural history of obesity in school children aged 6-12 years was investigated.

    Yearly weight and height measurements were performed from 1991 onwards.

    Of 1,156 primary school children enrolled in 1991, two year follow-up was possible in 1,106 cases.

    Prevalence of obesity, as diagnosed by weight-for-height > 120% of the Bangkok reference, rose from 12.2% in 1991 to 13.5% in 1992 and 15.6% in 1993.

    In two years, 74 non-obese children became obese while 28 obese children showed the opposite trend.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Obésité, Enfant, Homme, Facteur risque, Pays industrialisé, Epidémiologie, Age scolaire, Anthropométrie, Poids corporel, Thaïlande, Asie, Age, Sexe, Prévalence, Etat nutritionnel, Trouble nutrition

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obesity, Child, Human, Risk factor, Industrialized country, Epidemiology, School age, Anthropometry, Body weight, Thailand, Asia, Age, Sex, Prevalence, Nutritional status, Nutrition disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0162158

    Code Inist : 002B22B. Création : 199406.