Validity of Maternal-Reported Weight and Height of 2–5 Year Old Children

Rati JANI, Seema Mihrshahi, Subhadra Mandalika, Kimberley M. Mallan

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Abstract

To the Editor: In affluent-urban areas of India, overweight (6 %) and obesity (8 %) are prevalent in children as young as 2–5 y [1]. A potential risk factor for childhood obesity could be parent’s under-reporting their child’s anthropometry. In Indian culture, a larger body size is typically acceptable, and mothers may consider a chubby baby as healthy [2]. Therefore, it was proposed that Indian mothers may underreport their child’s weight status. The present study examined the validity of maternal reported height and weight of young, urban-affluent Indian children aged 2–5 y.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-568
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume85
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

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JANI, Rati ; Mihrshahi, Seema ; Mandalika, Subhadra ; Mallan, Kimberley M. / Validity of Maternal-Reported Weight and Height of 2–5 Year Old Children. In: Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2018 ; Vol. 85, No. 7. pp. 567-568.
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Validity of Maternal-Reported Weight and Height of 2–5 Year Old Children. / JANI, Rati; Mihrshahi, Seema; Mandalika, Subhadra; Mallan, Kimberley M.

In: Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 85, No. 7, 01.07.2018, p. 567-568.

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