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Can school health check-ups serve as screening tool for growth anomalies and obesity in children?

Published inJournal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism, vol. 28, no. 9-10, p. 1115-1121
Publication date2015
Abstract

To evaluate the prevalence of growth disorders and obesity in schoolchildren and determine whether school health check-ups are effective in their screening. Subjects-methods: Analysis of anonymized growth and body mass index (BMI) data from 2887 children attending the 3rd grade from 2008 to 2009 after selection of 75 elementary schools in Paris.

Keywords
  • Children
  • France
  • Growth disorders
  • Growth monitoring
  • Obesity
  • School screening
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STOUPA, Athanasia et al. Can school health check-ups serve as screening tool for growth anomalies and obesity in children? In: Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism, 2015, vol. 28, n° 9-10, p. 1115–1121. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2014-0530
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