Median marks (IQR) in the admission test for obese, overweight, normal, underweight
and severely underweight
children were 76.
was defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 18.
Nevertheless, the large number of moderately or severely underweight
children and adolescents in 2016 (75 million girls and 117 million boys) still represents a major public health challenge, especially in the poorest parts of the world.
Among housing conditions, ventilation, indoor air pollution, type of fuel used for cooking, source of drinking water, method of waste disposal and practice of open air defecation were found to be significantly associated with underweight
among pre-schoolchildren whereas type of house, overcrowding and presence of breeding site had no significant association with underweight
Caption: Women of childbearing age in rural China are at risk of being both overweight or obese and underweight
, which could complicate pregnancy, according to a new AJPH study.
Comparison of normal continuous data between underweight
, normal weight, and overweight groups was carried out with one-way "ANOVA" test.
The babies of obese mums also face a risk of being premature and underweight
, giving them a poor start in life.
and Eurozone equities remained unchanged in October, net 7% underweight
and net 5% overweight, respectively.
Among the respondents that had no serving per day of fatty food, 44 (44%) were normal, 7 (7%) were overweight, 3 (3%) were obese and 3 (3%) were underweight
A spokesman for the charity said: "Upon collecting the dog it became evident that it was in a poor state, underweight
and that the dog had an injury to his shoulder.
The world's obese population already outnumbers people who are underweight
, the study pointed out.
Conclusion: Mothers from all educational and social backgrounds believe that their children are underweight
for age and use force-feeding and appetite stimulants to improve their feeding.