Overweight and obesity prevalence of Latvian pre-school children

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This data is a part from the study ordered by the Ministry of Education to
assess physical development of pre-school children in Latvia. Various somatometric measurements were determined – height (cm), the body mass (kg), the circumference of the head, chest, waist, hips (cm), vital lung capacity (ml), blood pressure (mm/Hg) and other parameters. This study evaluates the body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity prevalence of pre-school children. Comparing the data with the data of other European countries, we can conclude how high the prevalence of overweight and obesity in our country is and what are potential activities to reduce the prevalence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-42
JournalPapers on Anthropology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2016


  • prevalence
  • overweight
  • obesity

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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