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Title: Comparison of BMI-for-age in adolescent girls in 3 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Author(s): R.T. Jackson, M. Rashed, N. Al-Hamad, N. Hwalla and M Al-Somaie
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 2,, 430

Abstract: International comparisons of adolescent overweight and obesity are hampered by the lack of a single agreed measurement reference. We compared 3 BMI-for-age references on samples of adolescent girls from Egypt, Kuwait and Lebanon. Overweight and obesity was highest in Kuwait and lowest in Lebanon. Performance of the 3 standards differed only slightly although one was particularly applicable in country-to-country comparisons ...

Addresses: Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, Maryland, United States of America National Nutrition Institute, Cairo, Egypt. 3Ministry of Health, Nutrition Administration Unit, Sulaibikaht, Kuwait. Department of Nutrition and Food Scie..

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