|Title:||Comparison of BMI-for-age in adolescent girls in 3 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region|
Al Hamad, N.
Al Somaie, M.
|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|
|Subject:||Body Mass Index|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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