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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Apfelbacher, CJ; Loerbroks, A; Cairns, J; Behrendt, H; Ring, J; Krämer, U 
Title:
Predictors of overweight and obesity in five to seven-year-old children in Germany: results from cross-sectional studies. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem and epidemiological studies are important to identify predictive factors. It is the aim of this study to analyse factors associated with overweight/obesity in samples of German children. METHODS: 35,434 five to seven year-old children (50.9% boys) participated in cross-sectional studies between 1991 and 2000 in several rural and urban areas in East and West Germany. Weight and height were measured and body mass index was calculated...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
BMC Public Health 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
Pages contribution:
171 
Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie