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Título: WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative: body mass index and level of overweight among 6-9-year-old children from school year 2007/2008 to school year 2009/2010
Autor: Wijnhoven, TA
van Raaij, J
Spinelli A, A
Starc, G
Hassapidou, M
Spiroski, I
Rutter, H
Martos, E
Rito, AI
et, al.
Palavras-chave: Estilos de Vida e Impacto na Saúde
Nutrição Aplicada
Obesidade Infantil
European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative
Data: 7-Ago-2014
Editora: BioMed Central
Citação: BMC Public Health. 2014 Aug 7;14:806. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-806
Resumo: Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe has established the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) to monitor changes in overweight in primary-school children. The aims of this paper are to present the anthropometric results of COSI Round 2 (2009/2010) and to explore changes in body mass index (BMI) and overweight among children within and across nine countries from school years 2007/2008 to 2009/2010. Methods: Using cross-sectional nationally representative samples of 6−9-year-olds, BMI, anthropometric Z-scores and overweight prevalence were derived from measured weight and height. Significant changes between rounds were assessed using variance and t-tests analyses. Results: At Round 2, the prevalence of overweight (including obesity; WHO definitions) ranged from 18% to 57% among boys and from 18% to 50% among girls; 6 − 31% of boys and 5 − 21% of girls were obese. Southern European countries had the highest overweight prevalence. Between rounds, the absolute change in mean BMI (range: from −0.4 to +0.3) and BMI-for-age Z-scores (range: from −0.21 to +0.14) varied statistically significantly across countries. The highest significant decrease in BMI-for-age Z-scores was found in countries with higher absolute BMI values and the highest significant increase in countries with lower BMI values. The highest significant decrease in overweight prevalence was observed in Italy, Portugal and Slovenia and the highest significant increase in Latvia and Norway. Conclusions: Changes in BMI and prevalence of overweight over a two-year period varied significantly among European countries. It may be that countries with higher prevalence of overweight in COSI Round 1 have implemented interventions to try to remedy this situation.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.18/2803
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-806
ISSN: 1471-2458
Versão do Editor: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/806
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