Print Email Facebook Twitter Alarming prevalences of overweight and obesity for children of Turkish, Moroccan and Dutch origin in the Netherlands according to international standards Title Alarming prevalences of overweight and obesity for children of Turkish, Moroccan and Dutch origin in the Netherlands according to international standards Author Fredriks, A.M. van Buuren, S. Hira Sing, R.A. Wit, J.M. Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. Publication year 2005 Abstract Aim: Prevalences of overweight in The Netherlands, defined by international cut-off points, are presented in 14 500 children of Dutch origin, 2904 of Turkish and 2855 of Moroccan origin, aged 0-21 y. Results: The mean prevalence for Turkish boys and girls was 23.4% and 30.2%, for Moroccans 15.8% and 24.5%, for Dutch youths in large cities 12.6% and 16.5%, and for other Dutch participants 8.7% and 11.3%, respectively. Conclusion: The development of adequate prevention strategies is urgently needed. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd. Subject HealthBody mass indexEthnicityMoroccanOverweightNetherlandsTurkishBody massInfantInternational standard unitMajor clinical studyAdolescentAdultChildChild, PreschoolEthnic GroupsFemaleHumansMaleMoroccoNetherlandsObesityPrevalenceTurkey To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7ff84887-c9a2-493c-a52f-3cc6987c9f99 DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/08035250410024240 TNO identifier 238413 ISSN 0803-5253 Source Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, 94 (4), 496-498 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.