The impact of school-day variation in weight and height on National Child Measurement Programme body mass index-determined weight category in Year 6 children

Ashley Routen, Martin Edwards, Dominic UPTON, Derek Peters

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Abstract

Background In England, the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) annually measures the weight and height of Year 6 schoolchildren (age 10-11 years). While measurement protocols are defined, the time of measurement within the school day is not. This study examined the impact of school-day variation in weight and height on NCMP body mass index (BMI)-determined weight category in Year 6 children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-367
Number of pages8
JournalChild: Care, Health and Development
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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