WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative: body mass index and level of overweight among 6-9-year-old children from school year 2007/2008 to school year 2009/2010.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/325027
Title:
WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative: body mass index and level of overweight among 6-9-year-old children from school year 2007/2008 to school year 2009/2010.
Authors:
Wijnhoven, Trudy Ma; van Raaij, Joop Ma; Spinelli, Angela; Starc, Gregor; Hassapidou, Maria; Spiroski, Igor; Rutter, Harry; Martos, Eva; Rito, Ana I; Hovengen, Ragnhild; Pérez-Farinós, Napoleón; Petrauskiene, Ausra; Eldin, Nazih; Braeckevelt, Lien; Pudule, Iveta; Kunešová, Marie; Breda, João
Affiliation:
Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Life-course, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, UN City, Marmorvej 51, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Ø, Denmark. twi@euro.who.int.
Citation:
WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative: body mass index and level of overweight among 6-9-year-old children from school year 2007/2008 to school year 2009/2010. 2014, 14 (1):806 BMC Public Health
Publisher:
BMC public health
Journal:
BMC public health
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/325027
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2458-14-806
PubMed ID:
25099430
Abstract:
The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe has established the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) to monitor changes in overweight in primary-school children. The aims of this paper are to present the anthropometric results of COSI Round 2 (2009/2010) and to explore changes in body mass index (BMI) and overweight among children within and across nine countries from school years 2007/2008 to 2009/2010.; Using cross-sectional nationally representative samples of 6-9-year-olds, BMI, anthropometric Z-scores and overweight prevalence were derived from measured weight and height. Significant changes between rounds were assessed using variance and t-tests analyses.; At Round 2, the prevalence of overweight (including obesity; WHO definitions) ranged from 18% to 57% among boys and from 18% to 50% among girls; 6 - 31% of boys and 5 - 21% of girls were obese. Southern European countries had the highest overweight prevalence. Between rounds, the absolute change in mean BMI (range: from -0.4 to +0.3) and BMI-for-age Z-scores (range: from -0.21 to +0.14) varied statistically significantly across countries. The highest significant decrease in BMI-for-age Z-scores was found in countries with higher absolute BMI values and the highest significant increase in countries with lower BMI values. The highest significant decrease in overweight prevalence was observed in Italy, Portugal and Slovenia and the highest significant increase in Latvia and Norway.; Changes in BMI and prevalence of overweight over a two-year period varied significantly among European countries. It may be that countries with higher prevalence of overweight in COSI Round 1 have implemented interventions to try to remedy this situation.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe has established the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) to monitor changes in overweight in primary-school children. The aims of this paper are to present the anthropometric results of COSI Round 2 (2009/2010) and to explore changes in body mass index (BMI) and overweight among children within and across nine countries from school years 2007/2008 to 2009/2010
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH; OBESITY; CHILD
ISSN:
1471-2458

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dc.contributor.authorWijnhoven, Trudy Maen_GB
dc.contributor.authorvan Raaij, Joop Maen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpinelli, Angelaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStarc, Gregoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorHassapidou, Mariaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpiroski, Igoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorRutter, Harryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartos, Evaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRito, Ana Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorHovengen, Ragnhilden_GB
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Farinós, Napoleónen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPetrauskiene, Ausraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEldin, Nazihen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBraeckevelt, Lienen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPudule, Ivetaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKunešová, Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBreda, Joãoen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-20T15:19:10Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-20T15:19:10Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationWHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative: body mass index and level of overweight among 6-9-year-old children from school year 2007/2008 to school year 2009/2010. 2014, 14 (1):806 BMC Public Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458-
dc.identifier.pmid25099430-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-14-806-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/325027-
dc.descriptionThe World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe has established the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) to monitor changes in overweight in primary-school children. The aims of this paper are to present the anthropometric results of COSI Round 2 (2009/2010) and to explore changes in body mass index (BMI) and overweight among children within and across nine countries from school years 2007/2008 to 2009/2010en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe has established the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) to monitor changes in overweight in primary-school children. The aims of this paper are to present the anthropometric results of COSI Round 2 (2009/2010) and to explore changes in body mass index (BMI) and overweight among children within and across nine countries from school years 2007/2008 to 2009/2010.-
dc.description.abstractUsing cross-sectional nationally representative samples of 6-9-year-olds, BMI, anthropometric Z-scores and overweight prevalence were derived from measured weight and height. Significant changes between rounds were assessed using variance and t-tests analyses.-
dc.description.abstractAt Round 2, the prevalence of overweight (including obesity; WHO definitions) ranged from 18% to 57% among boys and from 18% to 50% among girls; 6 - 31% of boys and 5 - 21% of girls were obese. Southern European countries had the highest overweight prevalence. Between rounds, the absolute change in mean BMI (range: from -0.4 to +0.3) and BMI-for-age Z-scores (range: from -0.21 to +0.14) varied statistically significantly across countries. The highest significant decrease in BMI-for-age Z-scores was found in countries with higher absolute BMI values and the highest significant increase in countries with lower BMI values. The highest significant decrease in overweight prevalence was observed in Italy, Portugal and Slovenia and the highest significant increase in Latvia and Norway.-
dc.description.abstractChanges in BMI and prevalence of overweight over a two-year period varied significantly among European countries. It may be that countries with higher prevalence of overweight in COSI Round 1 have implemented interventions to try to remedy this situation.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMC public healthen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC public healthen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectOBESITYen_GB
dc.subjectCHILDen_GB
dc.titleWHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative: body mass index and level of overweight among 6-9-year-old children from school year 2007/2008 to school year 2009/2010.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Noncommunicable Diseases and Life-course, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, UN City, Marmorvej 51, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Ø, Denmark. twi@euro.who.int.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMC public healthen_GB

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