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S Edwards

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Children Six to Ten Years of Age in the North-East Health Region of Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.157
Pages: 
171–6
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among primary school children in Jamaica is 10.6% and 7.1%, respectively, with girls having higher rates than boys. Children who attend private and urban-public schools have higher rates than children who attend rural-public schools.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To estimate the prevalence and correlates of overweight and obesity among children six to ten years old in the North-East Health Region (NEHR) of Jamaica.

Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013
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