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Measurement and Definitions of Obesity In Childhood and Adolescence: A field guide for the uninitiated

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, October 2007
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Title
Measurement and Definitions of Obesity In Childhood and Adolescence: A field guide for the uninitiated
Published in
Nutrition Journal, October 2007
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-6-32
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Authors

Helen N Sweeting

Abstract

This paper aims to guide readers embarking on the complex literature in respect of childhood and adolescent obesity. It opens with a discussion of definitions of 'obesity' based on overall fat levels and the significance of fat distribution. This is followed by simple descriptions of the various techniques used to measure fat, including density-based, scanning, bioelectrical impedance and anthropometric methods. The paper then turns to 'overweight' and the measurement of weight in relation to height, particularly via body mass index (BMI). While it is a relatively simple measure and a valuable tool, BMI has several disadvantages, which are described. These include a lack of consensus on which values should be used to define 'overweight' or 'obese', with the result that the literature contains a confusing multiplicity of child and adolescent obesity rates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 282 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 58 20%
Student > Master 49 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 9%
Student > Postgraduate 24 8%
Researcher 22 7%
Other 68 23%
Unknown 47 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 96 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 10%
Psychology 15 5%
Social Sciences 12 4%
Other 57 19%
Unknown 56 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 May 2022.
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#2,041,046
of 22,780,967 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition Journal
#491
of 1,426 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,807
of 76,285 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#8
of 14 outputs
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