The heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124287
Title:
The heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger.
Authors:
Perry, I J; Whelton, H; Harrington, J; Cousins, B
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland. i.perry@ucc.ie
Citation:
The heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger. 2009, 63 (3):262-4 J Epidemiol Community Health
Journal:
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124287
DOI:
10.1136/jech.2008.079236
PubMed ID:
19208691
Abstract:
Childhood obesity is a significant global health issue. National level data on long-term secular trends are relatively sparse.; Data were obtained from three large-scale surveys of school-aged children in Ireland involving measurements of height and weight in 1948, the 1970s and 2002.; Significant increases in height and weight were observed in both boys and girls and in all age groups across the decades. The increases in weight were disproportionate to the trends in height. While boys aged 14 years were 23 cm taller 2002 than in 1948, their average weight was 61 kg, compared with 37 kg in 1948, an increase of 24 kg. A substantial proportion of the increase in weight is seen between the 1970s and 2002.; The data provide stark and compelling evidence on the evolution of the obesity epidemic in Irish children in tandem with the increase in economic prosperity.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adolescent Development; Anthropometry; Body Height; Body Weight; Child; Child Development; Child, Preschool; Female; Growth; Health Surveys; Humans; Ireland; Male; Obesity; Prevalence; Social Change
ISSN:
1470-2738

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPerry, I Jen
dc.contributor.authorWhelton, Hen
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Jen
dc.contributor.authorCousins, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-11T15:23:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-11T15:23:23Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationThe heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger. 2009, 63 (3):262-4 J Epidemiol Community Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1470-2738-
dc.identifier.pmid19208691-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/jech.2008.079236-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124287-
dc.description.abstractChildhood obesity is a significant global health issue. National level data on long-term secular trends are relatively sparse.-
dc.description.abstractData were obtained from three large-scale surveys of school-aged children in Ireland involving measurements of height and weight in 1948, the 1970s and 2002.-
dc.description.abstractSignificant increases in height and weight were observed in both boys and girls and in all age groups across the decades. The increases in weight were disproportionate to the trends in height. While boys aged 14 years were 23 cm taller 2002 than in 1948, their average weight was 61 kg, compared with 37 kg in 1948, an increase of 24 kg. A substantial proportion of the increase in weight is seen between the 1970s and 2002.-
dc.description.abstractThe data provide stark and compelling evidence on the evolution of the obesity epidemic in Irish children in tandem with the increase in economic prosperity.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Development-
dc.subject.meshAnthropometry-
dc.subject.meshBody Height-
dc.subject.meshBody Weight-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild Development-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGrowth-
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveys-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshObesity-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshSocial Change-
dc.titleThe heights and weights of Irish children from the post-war era to the Celtic tiger.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland. i.perry@ucc.ieen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of epidemiology and community healthen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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