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Rapid response to:


Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 06 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1240

Rapid Response:

Re: Reanalysis suggests that the new definition for child obesity has questionable validity in puber

This is not a new letter but additional information only.
In my previous letter, I quoted a article (in press).
The article has now been published and it may be of interest (as a source
of data for reanalysis:

Kinra S, Nelder RP, Lewendon GJ. Deprivation and childhood obesity: a
cross-sectional study of 20 973 children in Plymouth, United Kingdom. J
Epidemiol Community Health 2000;54:456-60.

Thank you
Sanjay Kinra

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 June 2000
Sanjay Kinra
Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine
South & West Devon Health Authority