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dc.contributor.authorFrade, F.-
dc.contributor.authorMarques, J. M-
dc.contributor.authorSousa, L.M.M.-
dc.contributor.authorSantos, M.J.-
dc.contributor.authorPereira, F.-
dc.contributor.authorCarteiro, D.-
dc.contributor.authorFrade, J.M.G.-
dc.identifier.citationFrade, F., Marques, J.M., Sousa, L., Santos, M.J., Pereira, F., Dora Carteiro, D. & Frade, J.M.G. (2018). Prevalence of childhood obesity. (P115). BMC Health Services Research, 18(Suppl 2), 147.pt_PT
dc.description.abstractBackground The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents has been increasing worldwide [1, 2], having impact on children's physical, psychological and social well-being [3, 4]. Objective To identify the prevalence of childhood obesity worldwide. Methods A systematic review of the literature began with the question: “What is the prevalence of childhood obesity worldwide?” The research was carried out on the EBSCO host, Google Scholar and B-On, on the scientific databases Medline/Pubmed, LILACS, CINAHL, Nursing & Allied Health Collection, Cochrane Plus Collection, MedicLatina and SciELO. The inclusion criteria were: full-text articles, in English, Portuguese or Spanish, published from 2013 to 2017. The Boolean equation used was: (Pediatric Obesity) OR (Overweight) AND (Children) AND (Prevalence). One hundred twenty-two (122) articles were found, of these, 24 were selected after comprehensive reading. Results Globally, in 2016, there were 41 million children under 5 years of age who were overweight or obese and 340 million children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years were overweight/obese [5]. In 2013, in the European region the prevalence of overweight/obese people was 31.6%, with 17.7% corresponding to pre-obesity and 13.9% to childhood obesity [6, 7]. In China, the prevalence of overweight people doubled from 13% in 1986, to 27.7% in 2009. In the United States, 31.8% of children were overweight or obese [8]; in New Zealand, 31.7% were overweight and obese, and 2.5% were severely obese [9]. In Mexico City, 30.8% of adolescents, 24.2% of school-age children, 14.5% of latent and 11.5% of children in preschool age were overweight and obese [2]. In Brazil, 30.59% of the children/adolescents studied were overweight, obese or severely obese [8]. Conclusions Childhood obesity is one of the Public Health problems worldwide, it becomes urgent to monitor the problem properly and implement preventive measures to reduce this risk.pt_PT
dc.publisherBMC Health Services Researchpt_PT
dc.subjectPediatric Obesitypt_PT
dc.titlePrevalence of childhood obesity.pt_PT
dc.fimpacto2.548- 5-year Impact Factor 1.195 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 1.151 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)pt_PT
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