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Percentage of children who are overweight or obese at primary school entry (age approx 5) as measured by the age- and sex- specific international reference standards for Body Mass Index (IOTF).

Technical specification: RICHE_239_overweight_at_school_entry.pdf — PDF document, 63Kb
Origination project: Scientific Platform Project on Lifestyle determinants of Obesity
Data availability: Action needed, Most countries
Comments: Age specified in indicator as 'Preschool (1-4 years)'. Alexander et al, Challenges and finidngs in measuring the behavioural determinants of obesity in children in Europe, Huber 2010.
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Riche Classification

Demography: 1-4 years ,
Health issues, determinants and measures: Food and nutrition ,