Prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Seychelles : results of the School Screening Program in 2013

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Report: a report published by a school or other institution, usually numbered within a series.
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Title
Prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Seychelles : results of the School Screening Program in 2013
Author(s)
Labiche Juddy, Viswanathan Bharathi, Bibi Anne-Marie, Bovet Pascal
Institution details
Victoria : Ministry of Health, Public Health Department, Republic of Seychelles
Issued date
2014
Language
english
Number of pages
4
Abstract
Results related to overweight and obesity in 2013:
Participation to the school screening program was satisfactory in 2013, but a bit less than in previous years (4220 children seen out of a total of approximately 6000 eligible ones). Less than maximal participation to the screening program can relate to different factors, e.g.; a trend for obese children to decline participation; lack of time of school nurses to complete the screening program due to competing duties at health centre level. Good organization by the school nurses and adequate facilities for screening are also important factors for a good conduct of the screening program.
Keywords
Child , Adolescent , Overweight/epidemiology , Obesity/epidemiology , Health Surveys , Schools , Seychelles
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05/02/2015 12:31
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20/08/2019 13:56
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