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Article: Overweight, obesity, weight-related concerns and behaviours in Hong Kong Chinese children and adolescents

TitleOverweight, obesity, weight-related concerns and behaviours in Hong Kong Chinese children and adolescents
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1
Citation
Acta Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 2005, v. 94 n. 5, p. 595-601 How to Cite?
AbstractAim: To study the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and weight-related concerns and behaviours among overweight, obese and non-overweight children and adolescents. Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional survey of all Chinese students in primary schools in the Central and Western District of Hong Kong in March 2002. Thirty-one of 32 schools participated, and 5402 boys and 5371 girls aged 8 to 15 y who completed a standardized questionnaire were included. We used the International Obesity Task Force definition (IOTF reference) to define overweight and obesity. Results: The prevalence (95% CI) of overweight was 16.4% (15.7-17.1%) (19.9% in boys, 12.9% in girls), and that of obesity was 7.7% (7.2-8.2%) (10.3% in boys and 5.1% in girls). The combined prevalence of overweight and obesity was similar to that based on the local reference. Overweight children had more concerns about their weight than obese children. They were more likely than obese children to feel fat, wish to be lighter, diet and exercise to lose weight. Although obese children were heavier, they did not make more effort to lose weight than overweight children. Conclusions: The differences in weight-related concerns and behaviours among overweight, obese and non-overweight children suggested good validity of the IOTF reference and the self-reported data. The differences between overweight and obese children suggested that the two groups had different psychological states and that they needed different weight management programmes and other intervention strategies. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86705
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.647
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.794
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dc.contributor.authorWong, JPSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, MKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorStewart, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:20:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:20:19Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 2005, v. 94 n. 5, p. 595-601en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAim: To study the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and weight-related concerns and behaviours among overweight, obese and non-overweight children and adolescents. Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional survey of all Chinese students in primary schools in the Central and Western District of Hong Kong in March 2002. Thirty-one of 32 schools participated, and 5402 boys and 5371 girls aged 8 to 15 y who completed a standardized questionnaire were included. We used the International Obesity Task Force definition (IOTF reference) to define overweight and obesity. Results: The prevalence (95% CI) of overweight was 16.4% (15.7-17.1%) (19.9% in boys, 12.9% in girls), and that of obesity was 7.7% (7.2-8.2%) (10.3% in boys and 5.1% in girls). The combined prevalence of overweight and obesity was similar to that based on the local reference. Overweight children had more concerns about their weight than obese children. They were more likely than obese children to feel fat, wish to be lighter, diet and exercise to lose weight. Although obese children were heavier, they did not make more effort to lose weight than overweight children. Conclusions: The differences in weight-related concerns and behaviours among overweight, obese and non-overweight children suggested good validity of the IOTF reference and the self-reported data. The differences between overweight and obese children suggested that the two groups had different psychological states and that they needed different weight management programmes and other intervention strategies. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1en_HK
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dc.rightsActa Paediatrica. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshObesity - epidemiology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshOverweighten_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.titleOverweight, obesity, weight-related concerns and behaviours in Hong Kong Chinese children and adolescentsen_HK
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