Accuracy of mothers' perceptions of their child's weight status

R. Jani, S. Mihrshahi, S. Mandalika, K. M. Mallan

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Abstract

The study examined the accuracy of maternal-perceived child weight. Urban affluent mothers of 111 children aged 2-5 years were recruited. Nearly a quarter of mothers overestimated their underweight child as 'normal weight' and all overweight/obese children were perceived as 'normal weight'. Mothers, therefore, were unable to recognize their child's true weight status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-413
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Jani, R. ; Mihrshahi, S. ; Mandalika, S. ; Mallan, K. M. / Accuracy of mothers' perceptions of their child's weight status. In: Indian Pediatrics. 2014 ; Vol. 51, No. 5. pp. 412-413.
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Accuracy of mothers' perceptions of their child's weight status. / Jani, R.; Mihrshahi, S.; Mandalika, S.; Mallan, K. M.

In: Indian Pediatrics, Vol. 51, No. 5, 01.01.2014, p. 412-413.

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