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Overweight and obesity in Norwegian children: prevalence and socio-demographic risk factors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20175763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIM: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity and to identify socio-demographic risk factors in Norwegian children. METHODS: The body mass index of 6386 children aged 2-19 years was compared with the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) cut-off values to estimate the prevalence of overweight including obesity (OWOB) and obesity (OB). The effect of socio-demographic factors on this prevalence was analysed using multiple ordinal logistic regression analysis in a subsample of 3793 children. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of OWOB was 13.8% (13.2% in boys and 14.5% in girls, p = 0.146), but the prevalence was higher in primary school children aged 6-11 years (17%, p < 0.001). The risk of being OWOB or OB increased in children with fever siblings (p = 0.003) and with lower parental educational level (p = 0.001). There was no association with parental employment status, single-parent families or origin. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of OWOB and OB in Norwegian primary school children is of concern. Socio-demographic factors have pronounced effects on the current prevalence of overweight and obesity in a cohort of Norwegian children. This knowledge could help to work out strategies to reduce the burden of overweight and obesity in children.
Authors:
Pétur B Júlíusson; Geir Egil Eide; Mathieu Roelants; Per Erik Waaler; Roland Hauspie; Robert Bjerknes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-02-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-17     Completed Date:  2010-08-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  900-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Medicine, Section of Paediatrics, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. petur.juliusson@med.uib.no
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Age Factors
Body Mass Index
Child
Child, Preschool
Family Characteristics
Female
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Norway / epidemiology
Obesity / epidemiology*
Overweight / epidemiology*
Prevalence
Reference Values
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Young Adult

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