Who european childhood obesity surveillance initiative 2008: Weight, height and body mass index in 6-9-year-old children
T. M. A. Wijnhoven; J. M. A. Van Raaij; A. Spinelli; A. I. Rito; R. Hovengen; M. Kunesova; G. Starc; H. Rutter; A. Sjöberg; A. Petrauskiene; U. O'Dwyer; S. Petrova; V. Farrugia Sant'Angelo; M. Wauters; A. Yngve; I. M. Rubana; J. Breda
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Background: Nutritional surveillance in school-age children, using measured weight and height, is not common in the European Region of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO Regional Office for Europe has therefore initiated the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative. Objective: To present the anthropometric results of data collected in 2007/2008 and to investigate whether there exist differences across countries and between the sexes. © 2012 International Association for the Study of Obesity.