WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative 2008: weight, height and body mass index in 6–9-year-old children
Wijnhoven TMA, Van Raaij JMA, Spinelli A et al
To present the anthropometric results of data collected in 2007/2008 and to investigate whether there exist differences across countries and between the sexes.
Overweight among 6–9-year-old children is a serious public health concern and its variation across the European Region highly depends on the country. Comparable monitoring of child growth is possible across Europe and should be emphasized in national policies and implemented as part of action plans.
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