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Type: Artigo
Title: Nutritional Status Of Schoolchildren Aged 7-10 Years Enrolled In Public And Private Schools Of Cascavel, Parana, Brazil
Title Alternative: Estado Nutricional De Escolares De Sete A 10 Anos De Escolas Públicas E Privadas De Cascavel, Paraná, Brasil
Author: Silva
Karina Elaine de Souza; Pelegrini
Andreia; Pinto
Andre de Araujo; Ronque
Enio Ricardo Vaz; Cyrino
Edilson Serpeloni; Barros Filho
Antonio de Azevedo
Abstract: Objective To analyze the prevalence of malnutrition, overweight, and obesity in schoolchildren aged 7-10 years from public and private schools of Cascavel, Parana, Brazil. Methods Demographic information (sex, age, and type of school) and anthropometric measurements (body mass and height) were collected from 2,180 students (1,693 from public schools and 487 from private schools). The nutritional status of the children was classified according to their body mass index Z-score. Results The prevalences of malnutrition, overweight, and obesity were 6.1%, 9.8% and 11.1%, respectively. Girls were 15.9% more likely to be malnourished than boys. As for overweight, 10-year-olds were 1.53 times more likely to be overweight than 7-year-olds. Children from private schools were 1.63 times more likely to be overweight and 2.88 times more likely to be obese than their public school peers. Conclusion The prevalence of malnutrition and excess weight (overweight and obesity) were high, and girls were more likely to be malnourished. Ten-year-olds and children from private schools were the most affected by overweight and obesity.
Subject: Malnutrition
Health Children
Editor: Pontificia Universidade Catolica Campinas
Citation: Revista De Nutrição-brazilian Journal Of Nutrition. Pontificia Universidade Catolica Campinas, v. 29, p. 699 - 708, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1678-98652016000500008
Date Issue: 2016
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