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Longitudinal pattern and reference values of obesity indices of infants in Jahrom (Southern Region of), Iran

Heidari, S.T. and Vakili, M.A. and Emamghorashi, F. (2008) Longitudinal pattern and reference values of obesity indices of infants in Jahrom (Southern Region of), Iran. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 18 (1). pp. 38-46.

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Objective: Obesity (scaled weight-by-height index) charts of a cohort of 597 healthy infants (391 boys and 206 girls) living in Jahrom (Southern Iran) are presented. Material & Methods: An adjusted weight-for-height was used to develop power type obesity indices, Ip=W/Hp. Polynomial modeling was used by applying HRY (Healy, Rasbash, Yang) nonparametric method to estimate age-related smoothed centiles of obesity. Findings: The optimal value of p was found to be 2.5 for girls and 2 boys. No more than cubic and quadratic polynomials were neede to fit obesity-for-age smoothly for infants. Infant's obesity increases from birth to six months decreases later on to the age of 20 months when it becomes stable. Conclusions: Using age-dependent obesity index (scaled weight by height) is an appropriate index which explores the degree of fatness. A local standard for assessing obesity in clinical practice as well as community health programs in Iran is of urgent need; our data serve this purpose.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: age; anthropometric parameters; article; body height; body weight; clinical practice; clinical trial; cohort analysis; community care; controlled clinical trial; controlled study; correlation analysis; disease marker; female; health program; human; infant; Iran; major clinical study; male; obesity; reference value; weight gain
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2017 03:53
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2017 03:53
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9362

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