alexa Trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among young Australians, 1985, 1997, and 2004.
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity

Author(s): Booth ML, Dobbins T, Okely AD, DenneyWilson E, Hardy LL

Abstract Share this page

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine secular trends in overweight/obesity among 7- to 15-year-olds for the periods 1985, 1997, and 2004. RESEARCH METHOD AND PROCEDURES: Data from representative surveys conducted in New South Wales, Australia, in 1985, 1997, and 2004 were analyzed. Height and weight were measured, and BMI categories were created using International Obesity Task Force definitions. Students were grouped as Grades 2 + 4 + 6 and 8 + 10. RESULTS: The prevalences of overweight/obesity for 1985, 1997, and 2004 were 10.9\%, 20.6\%, and 25.7\% among the younger boys and 10.6\%, 19.5\%, and 26.1\% among the older boys. The average annual rate of increase for 1985 to 1997 was 0.81\% and for 1997 to 2004 was 0.73\% among the younger boys and was 0.74\% and 0.94\% for the two periods among the older boys. The prevalences of overweight/obesity in 1985, 1997, and 2004 were 14.0\%, 22.0\%, and 24.8\% among the younger girls and 8.3\%, 17.9\%, and 19.8\% among the older girls, respectively. The average annual rates of increase for the two periods were 0.8\% and 0.4\% among the younger girls and 0.80\% and 0.27\% among the older girls. Change in the prevalence of overweight/obesity and socioeconomic status were not associated. DISCUSSION: Over the period 1985 to 1997, the prevalence of overweight and obesity increased significantly among the younger and older boys and the younger girls. The prevalence of overweight, but not obesity, increased among the older girls over this period. Over the period 1997 to 2004, the prevalence of overweight/obesity combined increased significantly among boys of both age groups but not among girls. This article was published in Obesity (Silver Spring) and referenced in Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords