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Article: Probability of adult overweight and risk change during the BMI rebound period
Title  Probability of adult overweight and risk change during the BMI rebound period 

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Keywords  Adiposity rebound Adult overweight Body mass index Probability 
Issue Date  2002 
Publisher  North American Association for the Study of Obesity. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.obesityresearch.org 
Citation  Obesity Research, 2002, v. 10 n. 3, p. 135140 How to Cite? 
Abstract  Objective: To develop a probability chart of adult overweight based on childhood body mass index (BMI) values and to evaluate the BMI change during the BMI rebound period during childhood, in different populations, with the use of risk function curves. Research Methods and Procedures: A longitudinal growth study of 3650 fullterm healthy Swedish children followed from birth to 18 years of age. Weight and height values of our subjects were obtained. Results: A probability chart for reaching a BMI > 23 kg/m 2 at 18 years of age was constructed for boys and girls. For example, a BMI of 18 kg/m 2 at 4 years of age is associated with 0.70 probability of attaining a BMI > 23 kg/m 2 at 18 years of age in boys; a BMI of 16 kg/m 2 at 4 years of age leads to 0.40 probability of having a BMI > 23 kg/m 2 at 18 years of age in girls. Children with an obvious BMI rebound before 8 years of age have a high risk of being overweight at 18 years of age. There is a clear trend of BMI increase from the 1970s to the 1990s in U.S. children from a parallel dataset, and Hispanic children are at the highest risk of adult overweight. Discussion: The probability chart for adult overweight developed here provides a functional method of defining childhood obesity that is based on the risk of longterm ill health rather than on a certain statistical cutoff point. It will help pediatricians or healthcare workers identify those children who are at a high risk of becoming overweight in adulthood, which will allow clinical intervention at younger ages. 
Persistent Identifier  http://hdl.handle.net/10722/80101 
ISSN  2007 Impact Factor: 4.953 
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dc.contributor.author  He, Q  en_HK 
dc.contributor.author  Karlberg, J  en_HK 
dc.date.accessioned  20100906T08:02:25Z   
dc.date.available  20100906T08:02:25Z   
dc.date.issued  2002  en_HK 
dc.identifier.citation  Obesity Research, 2002, v. 10 n. 3, p. 135140  en_HK 
dc.identifier.issn  10717323  en_HK 
dc.identifier.uri  http://hdl.handle.net/10722/80101   
dc.description.abstract  Objective: To develop a probability chart of adult overweight based on childhood body mass index (BMI) values and to evaluate the BMI change during the BMI rebound period during childhood, in different populations, with the use of risk function curves. Research Methods and Procedures: A longitudinal growth study of 3650 fullterm healthy Swedish children followed from birth to 18 years of age. Weight and height values of our subjects were obtained. Results: A probability chart for reaching a BMI > 23 kg/m 2 at 18 years of age was constructed for boys and girls. For example, a BMI of 18 kg/m 2 at 4 years of age is associated with 0.70 probability of attaining a BMI > 23 kg/m 2 at 18 years of age in boys; a BMI of 16 kg/m 2 at 4 years of age leads to 0.40 probability of having a BMI > 23 kg/m 2 at 18 years of age in girls. Children with an obvious BMI rebound before 8 years of age have a high risk of being overweight at 18 years of age. There is a clear trend of BMI increase from the 1970s to the 1990s in U.S. children from a parallel dataset, and Hispanic children are at the highest risk of adult overweight. Discussion: The probability chart for adult overweight developed here provides a functional method of defining childhood obesity that is based on the risk of longterm ill health rather than on a certain statistical cutoff point. It will help pediatricians or healthcare workers identify those children who are at a high risk of becoming overweight in adulthood, which will allow clinical intervention at younger ages.  en_HK 
dc.language  eng  en_HK 
dc.publisher  North American Association for the Study of Obesity. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.obesityresearch.org  en_HK 
dc.relation.ispartof  Obesity Research  en_HK 
dc.subject  Adiposity rebound  en_HK 
dc.subject  Adult overweight  en_HK 
dc.subject  Body mass index  en_HK 
dc.subject  Probability  en_HK 
dc.title  Probability of adult overweight and risk change during the BMI rebound period  en_HK 
dc.type  Article  en_HK 
dc.identifier.openurl  http://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=10717323&volume=10&issue=3&spage=135&epage=140&date=2002&atitle=Probability+of+Adult+Overweight+and+Risk+Change+during+the+BMI+Rebound+Period  en_HK 
dc.identifier.email  Karlberg, J: jpekarl@hkucc.hku.hk  en_HK 
dc.identifier.authority  Karlberg, J=rp00400  en_HK 
dc.description.nature  link_to_subscribed_fulltext   
dc.identifier.scopus  eid_2s2.00036517415  en_HK 
dc.identifier.hkuros  66480  en_HK 
dc.relation.references  http://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2s2.00036517415&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpage  en_HK 
dc.identifier.volume  10  en_HK 
dc.identifier.issue  3  en_HK 
dc.identifier.spage  135  en_HK 
dc.identifier.epage  140  en_HK 
dc.publisher.place  United States  en_HK 
dc.identifier.scopusauthorid  He, Q=36821495800  en_HK 
dc.identifier.scopusauthorid  Karlberg, J=7005218406  en_HK 