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Title: Comparison of BMI-for-age in adolescent girls in 3 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Authors: Jackson, R.T.
Rashed, M.
Al Hamad, N.
Hwalla, N.
Al Somaie, M.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: International comparisons of adolescent overweight and obesity are hampered by the lack of a single agreed measurement reference. We compared 3 BMI- for- age references on samples of adolescent girls from Egypt, Kuwait and Lebanon. Overweight and obesity was highest in Kuwait and lowest in Lebanon. Performance of the 3 standards differed only slightly although one was particularly applicable in country- to- country comparisons
Description: 430-440
Keywords: Reference Standards
Obesity
Over Weight
Subject: Body Mass Index
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117264
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1302/13_2_2007_430_440.pdf
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