According to World Health Organization, childhood obesity has become a crucial public health challenge in the 21st century, as it is associated with the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol level. Over 60% overweight children aged between 5 and 17 had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and over 25% had 2 or more. Obese child is found 80% likely to remain obese in adulthood, together with increased risk of morbidity and all-cause mortality, including chronic diseases like coronary heart disease, hypertension, type II diabetes and certain types of cancer. The worldwide prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity had dramatically increased from 4.2% in 1990 to 6.7% in 2010. There were over 43 millions of children estimated to be overweight and obese, as well as over 92 millions of children were at risk of overweight in 2010. In Hong Kong, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in primary school students had significantly increased as well, from 16.4% in 1997 to 21.4% in 2010
Citation: Mok WK, Ip TT, Cheuk R, Lau K (2015) Relationships of Kindergarten Children’s BMI amongst Parental Body Dissatisfaction and Dietary Restraint: A Case Study in Hong Kong. J Community Med Health Educ 5:364.