publication . Article . 2016

BMI and BMI SDS in childhood: annual increments and conditional change

Brannsether-Ellingsen, Bente; Eide, Geir Egil; Roelants, Mathieu; Bjerknes, Robert; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt;
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  • Published: 10 Mar 2016 Journal: Annals of Human Biology, volume 44, pages 28-33 (issn: 0301-4460, eissn: 1464-5033, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Norway
Abstract
<p>Background: Early detection of abnormal weight gain in childhood may be important for preventive purposes. It is still debated which annual changes in BMI should warrant attention.</p> <p>Aim: To analyse 1-year increments of Body Mass Index (BMI) and standardised BMI (BMI SDS) in childhood and explore conditional change in BMI SDS as an alternative method to evaluate 1-year changes in BMI.</p> <p>Subjects and methods: The distributions of 1-year increments of BMI (kg/m2) and BMI SDS are summarised by percentiles. Differences according to sex, age, height, weight, initial BMI and weight status on the BMI and BMI SDS increments were assessed with multiple linea...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: nutritional and metabolic diseasessense organs
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Genetics, Ageing, Epidemiology, Physiology, Body mass index, Percentile, Linear regression, Reference standards, Demography, Abnormal weight gain, Early detection, Overweight, medicine.symptom, medicine, business.industry, business, childhood, BMI increments, early detection of risk
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publication . Article . 2016

BMI and BMI SDS in childhood: annual increments and conditional change

Brannsether-Ellingsen, Bente; Eide, Geir Egil; Roelants, Mathieu; Bjerknes, Robert; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt;