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|Title:||The prevalence of obesity in Singapore primary school children|
|Authors:||Ho, T.F. |
|Citation:||Ho, T.F., Chay, S.O., Yip, W.C.L. (1983). The prevalence of obesity in Singapore primary school children. Australian Paediatric Journal 19 (4) : 248-250. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study is to survey the prevalence of obesity in Singapore primary school children from 1976 to 1980. The number of children screened comprised of 221,988 in primary I and 218,104 in primary VI. The male to female ratio was 1.04:1. Obesity is defined as body weight above 120% of Harvard standard weight for height. The overall prevalence rate was 3.51% with a significantly higher rate in boys (3.95%) than in girls (3.06%), p|
|Source Title:||Australian Paediatric Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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