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An assessment of Body Mass Index and sensitive period for overweight development in Macao students at primary school age
Ho,Walter King Yan1; Ahmed,Md Dilsad2; Leong,Chi Ian1; Chan,Patrick1; Van Niekerk,Rudolph Leon3; Huang,Fan1; Chen,Jessica4; Chan,Nikon1; Silva,João5; Ip,Patrick6
2019-03-01
Source PublicationAnthropological Review
ISSN20834594 18986773
Volume82Issue:1Pages:29-41
AbstractThe concomitant risk of physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle development causing various non-communicable diseases is recognized worldwide. Therefore, development of strategies to form a concrete public health policy overcoming this problem is most important. This study observed the distribution and changes of Body Mass Index (BMI) over six years among boys and girls. Data on children height and weight and their BMI were collected. A total of 5369 (3368 male and 2001 female) children were recruited from 10 schools in Macao. The children were 6 years old in 2008 and turned 11 in 2013. Statistical analyses involved descriptive statistics, t-test, and a Chi-squared test. The findings indicated greater BMI among males than females across all age at the 0.05 level of significance, and the ages of 8 and 9 seemed to be a sensitive period for an increase in overweight and obesity. The results indicate the need to have focused strategies and structured interventions for males at the critical ages from 8 to 9 years.
Keywordbody mass index school-age children weight status
DOI10.2478/anre-2019-0003
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Language英语
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,,Macao
2.Faculty of Education,Department of Elementary Education,University of Alberta,,Canada
3.Department of Human Movement Science,University of Fort Hare,,South Africa
4.Department of Kinesiology,Michigan State University,,United States
5.Department of Physical Education and Sports,University of Trás-os-Montes Alto Douro,,Portugal
6.Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,University of Hong Kong,,Hong Kong,Hong Kong
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Ho,Walter King Yan,Ahmed,Md Dilsad,Leong,Chi Ian,et al. An assessment of Body Mass Index and sensitive period for overweight development in Macao students at primary school age[J]. Anthropological Review,2019,82(1):29-41.
APA Ho,Walter King Yan.,Ahmed,Md Dilsad.,Leong,Chi Ian.,Chan,Patrick.,Van Niekerk,Rudolph Leon.,...&Ip,Patrick.(2019).An assessment of Body Mass Index and sensitive period for overweight development in Macao students at primary school age.Anthropological Review,82(1),29-41.
MLA Ho,Walter King Yan,et al."An assessment of Body Mass Index and sensitive period for overweight development in Macao students at primary school age".Anthropological Review 82.1(2019):29-41.
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