Secular trends of obesity prevalence in urban Chinese children from 1985 to 2010: gender disparity

Song, Yi, Wang, Hai-Jun, Ma, Jun and Wang, Zhiqiang (2013) Secular trends of obesity prevalence in urban Chinese children from 1985 to 2010: gender disparity. PLoS One, 8 1: e53069.1-e53069.6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053069


Author Song, Yi
Wang, Hai-Jun
Ma, Jun
Wang, Zhiqiang
Title Secular trends of obesity prevalence in urban Chinese children from 1985 to 2010: gender disparity
Journal name PLoS One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2013-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0053069
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page e53069.1
End page e53069.6
Total pages 6
Place of publication San Francisco, CA., United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Based on the data from six Chinese National Surveys on Students Constitution and Health (CNSSCH) from 1985 to 2010, we explored the secular trend in the prevalence of obesity in urban Chinese children over a period of 25 years. The aim of this study was to examine the gender disparities in the prevalence of childhood obesity over time. The standardized prevalence of obesity in Chinese children increased rapidly during the past 25 years from 0.2% in 1985 to 8.1% in 2010. The increasing trend was significant in all age subgroups (p<0.01). Although the prevalence of obesity continuously increased in both boys and girls, the changing pace in boys was faster than that in girls. Age-specific prevalence odds ratios (PORs) of boys versus girls for obesity increased over time during the 25 year period. The prevalence of obesity in boys was significantly higher than in girls in all age-specific subgroups from 1991 and after. The gradually expanding gender disparity suggests the prevalence of obesity in boys contribute to a large and growing proportion of obese children. Therefore, it is critical for developing and implementing gender-specific preventive guidelines and public health policies in China.
Keyword Childhood Obesity
Nutrition Transition
Energy Expenditure
Sex Differences
Overweight
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
School of Medicine Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 33 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 38 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 17 Feb 2013, 01:13:29 EST by System User on behalf of Medicine - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital