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Trends in overweight and obesity by socioeconomic status in Year 6 school children, Australian Capital Territory, 2006-2018

Yang, Zongjian (Oscar); Phung, Hai; Hughes, Ann-Maree; Sherwood, Sommer; Harper, Emily; Kelly, Paul

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Background: Due to the high prevalence and adverse consequences, overweight and obesity in children continues to be a major public health concern worldwide. Socioeconomic background and health-related behaviours (such as diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviors) are important factors associated with weight status in children. Using a series of height and weight assessments from the Australian Capital Territory Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (ACTPANS), trends in prevalence of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/211325
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7645-9
Access Rights: Open Access

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