2015
DOI: 10.2174/1573396311666150501003250
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Prevalence of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Brazil: A Meta-analysis of Cross-sectional Studies

Abstract: The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents in Brazil is high and urgently needs measures to prevent consequences associated with the disease, as well as measures to reduce the impact, in the short term, the overweight and childhood obesity.

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“…Research on the dynamics of growth and nutritional status of children has shown divergent results to those of the present study (Javed et al 2015;Ng et al 2014;Ogden et al 2016;Ogden et al 2012;Rivera et al 2014;Savva et al 2013), evidencing a high prevalence of risk of obesity and obesity in children, regardless of age. Researches involving Brazilian children also confirmed this trend (Aiello et al 2015;Bloch et al 2016;Flores et al 2013;Niehues et al 2014). However, in the present study, only 7% of the children were overweight, while a high percentage of seven-year-old children presented low weight for age.…”
Section: Nutritional Statussupporting
confidence: 78%
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“…Research on the dynamics of growth and nutritional status of children has shown divergent results to those of the present study (Javed et al 2015;Ng et al 2014;Ogden et al 2016;Ogden et al 2012;Rivera et al 2014;Savva et al 2013), evidencing a high prevalence of risk of obesity and obesity in children, regardless of age. Researches involving Brazilian children also confirmed this trend (Aiello et al 2015;Bloch et al 2016;Flores et al 2013;Niehues et al 2014). However, in the present study, only 7% of the children were overweight, while a high percentage of seven-year-old children presented low weight for age.…”
Section: Nutritional Statussupporting
confidence: 78%
“…Vulnerability may also expose children to inadequate nutrition (Chung et al 2016), and in the last decate studies in several countries have reported significant percentages of overweight and obesity in children of various age groups situated in low socioeconomic status (Niehues et al, 2014;Ogden et al, 2016). In Brazil, the prevalence of overweight and high obesity has also been observed in all regions of the country for children in general (Aiello et al 2015;Bloch et al 2016;Flores et al 2013;Niehues et al 2014). However, little is known until now about the nutritional status of children in situations of vulnerability.…”
Section: Jpes ®mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In the Brazilian context, available results are similar to those reported worldwide. For example, Maria Aiello, Marques de Mello, Souza Nunes, Soares da Silva, and Nunes (), in a meta‐analyses, found an overall prevalence in youth obesity, ages 2–19 years, of 14.1%. Niehues, Gonzales, Lemos, Bezerra, and Haas (), in a systematic review, reported an overweight and obesity prevalence, in children under 11 years, ranging 5.1%‐20.2% and 3.8%‐9%, respectively, varying according to geographical region.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Childhood obesity is a chronic disease with multifactor etiology which is becoming increasingly prevalent. 1 In, Brazil, the prevalence of childhood obesity is 14.1% - a percentage based on data from a meta-analysis encompassing January 2008 to May 2014 2 -, and according to the World Obesity Federation, from 2009 to 2011, the prevalence of overweight and childhood obesity was 26.7% among males and 34.6% among females. 3 This high prevalence of childhood obesity is associated with increased metabolic changes considered to be risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus type 2.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%