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Trends in overweight and obesity prevalence in Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian children in the Netherlands.
Arch Dis Child. 2009 Oct; 94(10):795-800.AD

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in The Hague (the Netherlands) from 1999 through 2007.

DESIGN

Population-based study of a series of cross-sectional assessments of height and weight from electronic health records.

SETTING

Child Health Care (Municipal Health Service), The Hague.

PARTICIPANTS

50,961 children aged 3-16 years, with Dutch (59%), Turkish (17%), Moroccan (13%) or Surinamese South Asian (11%) ethnicity, representative of the four major ethnic groups in The Hague, with 85,234 weight and height measurements recorded in 1999-2007.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

(Trends in) the prevalence of overweight (excluding obesity) and obesity as defined by the International Obesity Taskforce cut-off points, using logistic regression with year as independent variable.

RESULTS

From 1999 through 2007 there was a decrease in the prevalence of overweight in Dutch girls from 12.6% to 10.9% (OR 0.96; 95% CI 0.95 to 0.98) and an increase in Turkish boys from 14.6% to 21.4% (OR 1.08; 95% CI 1.04 to 1.11). Obesity prevalence rose significantly in Turkish boys from 7.9% to 13.1% (OR 1.04; 95% CI 1.01 to 1.06) and in Turkish girls from 8.0% to 10.7% (OR 1.04; 95% CI 1.01 to 1.08). Dutch boys, and Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian boys and girls showed no significant trends.

CONCLUSIONS

The declining prevalence of overweight in Dutch girls may indicate reversal of previous trends in the Netherlands. However, in Turkish children overweight prevalence and obesity is high and increasing. Further public health action is necessary, especially for Turkish children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

TNO Quality of Life, Leiden, the Netherlands. J.deWilde@ocw.denhaag.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19556218

Citation

de Wilde, J A., et al. "Trends in Overweight and Obesity Prevalence in Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian Children in the Netherlands." Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 94, no. 10, 2009, pp. 795-800.
de Wilde JA, van Dommelen P, Middelkoop BJ, et al. Trends in overweight and obesity prevalence in Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian children in the Netherlands. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94(10):795-800.
de Wilde, J. A., van Dommelen, P., Middelkoop, B. J., & Verkerk, P. H. (2009). Trends in overweight and obesity prevalence in Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian children in the Netherlands. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94(10), 795-800. https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.2009.163709
de Wilde JA, et al. Trends in Overweight and Obesity Prevalence in Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian Children in the Netherlands. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94(10):795-800. PubMed PMID: 19556218.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Trends in overweight and obesity prevalence in Dutch, Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian children in the Netherlands. AU - de Wilde,J A, AU - van Dommelen,P, AU - Middelkoop,B J C, AU - Verkerk,P H, Y1 - 2009/06/24/ PY - 2009/6/27/entrez PY - 2009/6/27/pubmed PY - 2009/10/27/medline SP - 795 EP - 800 JF - Archives of disease in childhood JO - Arch Dis Child VL - 94 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in The Hague (the Netherlands) from 1999 through 2007. DESIGN: Population-based study of a series of cross-sectional assessments of height and weight from electronic health records. SETTING: Child Health Care (Municipal Health Service), The Hague. PARTICIPANTS: 50,961 children aged 3-16 years, with Dutch (59%), Turkish (17%), Moroccan (13%) or Surinamese South Asian (11%) ethnicity, representative of the four major ethnic groups in The Hague, with 85,234 weight and height measurements recorded in 1999-2007. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: (Trends in) the prevalence of overweight (excluding obesity) and obesity as defined by the International Obesity Taskforce cut-off points, using logistic regression with year as independent variable. RESULTS: From 1999 through 2007 there was a decrease in the prevalence of overweight in Dutch girls from 12.6% to 10.9% (OR 0.96; 95% CI 0.95 to 0.98) and an increase in Turkish boys from 14.6% to 21.4% (OR 1.08; 95% CI 1.04 to 1.11). Obesity prevalence rose significantly in Turkish boys from 7.9% to 13.1% (OR 1.04; 95% CI 1.01 to 1.06) and in Turkish girls from 8.0% to 10.7% (OR 1.04; 95% CI 1.01 to 1.08). Dutch boys, and Moroccan and Surinamese South Asian boys and girls showed no significant trends. CONCLUSIONS: The declining prevalence of overweight in Dutch girls may indicate reversal of previous trends in the Netherlands. However, in Turkish children overweight prevalence and obesity is high and increasing. Further public health action is necessary, especially for Turkish children. SN - 1468-2044 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19556218/Trends_in_overweight_and_obesity_prevalence_in_Dutch_Turkish_Moroccan_and_Surinamese_South_Asian_children_in_the_Netherlands_ L2 - https://adc.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=19556218 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -