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Decreasing prevalence of obesity in primary schoolchildren
  1. Rod Thomas Mitchell (roderick.mitchell{at}tiscali.co.uk)
  1. Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, United Kingdom
    1. Catherine M McDougall (c.mcdougall{at}abdn.ac.uk)
    1. University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
      1. Jacqueline E Crum (j.crum{at}nhs.net)
      1. Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, United Kingdom

        Abstract

        The prevalence of obesity in a cohort of Scottish primary schoolchildren was compared to previous cohorts taken from the same geographical area. The prevalence of obesity has declined over the three time periods studied, from 14.7% in 1997 to 10.2% in 2004. BMI centiles and BMI SD scores have also declined significantly over time.

        • obesity
        • prevalence
        • schoolchildren

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