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Decreasing trends in overweight and obesity among an Australian population of preschool children.

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BACKGROUND: After several decades of increasing prevalence, recent evidence suggests a levelling of obesity rates in some groups, although little is known about trends in children under 5 years of age. AIM: To investigate the prevalence, trends and sociodemographic correlates of overweight and obesity in Australian preschool children between 1999 and 2007. METHODS: Child anthropometric and demographic data were extracted from records of routine maternal and child health consultations for chi...

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10.1038/ijo.2011.64

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Nichols, MS More by this author
Silva-Sanigorski, A More by this author
Cleary, JE More by this author
Goldfeld, SR More by this author
Colahan, A More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of obesity (2005)
Volume:
35
Issue:
7
Pages:
916-924
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1476-5497
ISSN:
0307-0565
URN:
uuid:9bf2cb15-aecd-48e0-ab59-a7e5ccfc305e
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201353
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pubs:201353

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