ID 68446
Author
Nakano, Takuro Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Sei, Masako Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
EWIS, ASHRAF Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Munakata, Hokuma Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Onishi, Chiemi Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nakahori, Yutaka Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Childhood overweight/obesity is growing steeply, globally. It is usually regarded as a risk factor for severe obesity over life-time course. Here, we investigated temporal course of overweight/obesity development in Japanese school children. A six-year longitudinal study was performed on 16,245 Japanese primary school children (8,427 boys and 7,818 girls) comprising three cohorts of 1st~3rd grade. A baseline survey was conducted at 2001, followed by annual baseline studies from 2002~2007 to determine the prevalence and track overweight/obesity. Our results showed that the prevalence of overweight was 15~23% in boys and 15~18% in girls, however, for obesity it ranged between 4~7% in boys ; and 2~4% in girls. As regards for tracking status, 60~80% of overweight and 35~70% of obese Japanese primary school boys track into overweight or obese junior high school adolescents. However, these percentages are lower among primary school girls, where only 50~70% overweight and 30~60% obese primary school girls track into overweight and obese adolescents, respectively. We conclude that Japanese boys are fatter than girls ; and ~80% of overweight/obese Japanese primary school children track into junior high school overweight/obese adolescents.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
57
Issue
1-2
Start Page
114
End Page
123
Sort Key
114
Published Date
2010-02
Remark
The journal of medical investigation : http://medical.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/jmi/index.html
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
departments
Medical Sciences