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Child BMI over time and parent-perceived overweight

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 12 November 2018


Melissa Wake
Jessica A. Kerr
Pauline W. Jansen

Year of Publication



Pediatrics [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



This study was concerned with parents' perceptions of their children as being overweight or obese. Parental perceptions and BMI z scores were examined and the authors found that "higher child BMI z scores strikingly predicted a subsequent parental perception of child overweight. Parent-perceived overweight preceded rising (not falling) BMI, but these effects were small."

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