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