Fewer obese children in Sweden: report
The Local · 5 Dec 2009, 07:57
Published: 05 Dec 2009 07:57 GMT+01:00
The report compared the incidence of obese and overweight ten-year-old children across all Swedish municipal councils. The findings suggest that there is a connection between children becoming overweight and the education level of their mothers.
The difference in the incidence of child obesity between the council areas disappears if the educational level of women of the same age as the mothers of the children involved in the study is taken into account.
The comparison also reaches back in time and shows that the number of Swedish children with obesity has fallen since 2003, while the number of overweight children has remained constant over the same period.