The ultimate objective was to prevent deficiencies in children's health (obesity, adiposity rebound and insufficiency weight -below the 3rd percentile-).
Underweight was under the 3rd percentile; Thinness between the 3rd and 10th percentile; Normal range between 10th and 90th percentile; Adiposity rebound between 90th and 97th; and Obesity above the 97th percentile.
France--Tamil boys and girls had almost the same percentage for obesity (about 5%); adiposity rebound was more important for girls (7%) than for boys (2%).
India--Indian children born in India present a higher percentage for obesity and adiposity rebound than those born in France, specifically for girls (11% for obesity and 11% for adiposity rebound) and in France for girls (obesity : 5% and adiposity rebound: 7%).
In France, thinness was found in 6 per cent mothers and in 3 per cent fathers while 55 per cent mothers 42 per cent fathers were normal, 36 and 49 per cent had adiposity rebound in mothers and fathers respectively.
In India, Tamil parents were mainly in the normal range (70%), with more fathers having severe obesity (3%) with obesity (3%) with 14 per cent (mothers and fathers) in the adiposity rebound category.