Overweight and obesity in children from Shenzhen, Peoples Republic of China

Hui, Li and Bell, Colin 2003, Overweight and obesity in children from Shenzhen, Peoples Republic of China, Health & place, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 371-376.

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Title Overweight and obesity in children from Shenzhen, Peoples Republic of China
Author(s) Hui, Li
Bell, Colin
Journal name Health & place
Volume number 9
Issue number 4
Start page 371
End page 376
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2003-12
ISSN 1353-8292
1873-2054
Keyword(s) Shenzhen
children
obesity
overweight
China
Summary We describe overweight and obesity prevalence in Shenzhen school children (2146 girls and 2428 boys) aged 7 to 12 years, Guangdong Province, China. Nineteen percent of boys and 11% of girls were overweight or obese. Boys had odds of almost 2 to 1 (1.92, 95% CI 1.62,2.27) of being overweight or obese compared to girls and children aged 9 years and over were at greater odds of being overweight or obese than those aged 7 years (p<0.05). Overweight and obesity prevalence among children from Shenzhen rivals that of children from developed nations. Current obesity levels in Shenzhen may represent future levels for urban China.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008654

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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