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Childhood overweight and obesity

Lucy Jane Griffiths, Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Tim Cole, Catherine Law and Carol Dezateux

in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9781847424761
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301790 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.003.0013
Childhood overweight and obesity

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This chapter analyses the weight and height data obtained, at the second and third surveys respectively, when cohort members were 3 and 5. It reports on the prevalence of obesity and overweight at each of these ages in the UK and examines stability and change between these ages. It also explores the variation in these measures by individual and familial risk factors.

Keywords: height; weight; cohort members; obesity; overweight; stability; risk factors

Chapter.  5074 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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