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Child BMI over time and parent-perceived overweight

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 2018-11-12 12:36:09.243

Authors

Melissa Wake
Jessica A. Kerr
Pauline W. Jansen

Year of Publication

2018

Source

Pediatrics [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

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."

Type of Study

Quantitative

How to Access

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