Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013, 1(1), 1-3DOI:
Abstract: School-age children and adolescents were examined (2010-2011). Totally we include in investigation 15067 Moscow schoolchildren from all Moscow regions, 7760 were boys and 7307 were girls. Height, weight and other anthropometric data were obtained from participants (6-17 years old). It was found that number of girls with overweight was higher 20% of population. Number of girls with obesity is growing up from age 6 to 9 years old. Number of boys with overweight was some lower than number of girls; it also was near 20% of populations. Number of boys with obesity is growing up from 6 till 11 years old. The greatest difference between groups with and without obesity was shown by the abdominal and subscapular skinfolds. It shows that cardiovascular risk factors appear along with obesity in childhood and adolescence.