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dc.titleThe prevalence of obesity in Singapore primary school children
dc.contributor.authorHo, T.F.
dc.contributor.authorChay, S.O.
dc.contributor.authorYip, W.C.L.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:42:34Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:42:34Z
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.citationHo, 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.
dc.identifier.issn0004993X
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134017
dc.description.abstractThe 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
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPHYSIOLOGY
dc.description.sourcetitleAustralian Paediatric Journal
dc.description.volume19
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page248-250
dc.description.codenAUPJB
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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