Childhood obesity: measurement and risk assessment.

C. Keller, K. R. Stevens

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Abstract

Obesity is a common nutritional disturbance in children, ranging from 18% to 30% in children of various ages. It is even more problematic among ethnically diverse populations. Because childhood is a critical period for the initiation of obesity, appropriate measurement and assessment of children at risk are essential. Current approaches to the measurement of fatness and classification of obesity vary in their accuracy and reproducibility. Measurement of body fatness in children and adolescents is most accurately estimated by combinations of measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-499
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric nursing
Volume22
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keller, C., & Stevens, K. R. (1996). Childhood obesity: measurement and risk assessment. Pediatric nursing, 22(6), 494-499.

Childhood obesity : measurement and risk assessment. / Keller, C.; Stevens, K. R.

In: Pediatric nursing, Vol. 22, No. 6, 11.1996, p. 494-499.

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Keller, C & Stevens, KR 1996, 'Childhood obesity: measurement and risk assessment.', Pediatric nursing, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 494-499.
Keller C, Stevens KR. Childhood obesity: measurement and risk assessment. Pediatric nursing. 1996 Nov;22(6):494-499.
Keller, C. ; Stevens, K. R. / Childhood obesity : measurement and risk assessment. In: Pediatric nursing. 1996 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 494-499.
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