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Journal of Health Monitoring S2/2020

Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI

MAY 2020

Influencing factors of obesity in school-age children and adolescents – A systematic review of the literature in the context of obesity monitoring

The obesity monitoring at the Robert Koch Institute provides population-wide meaningful and regularly updated data on factors that influence obesity in kindergarten-age girls and boys (0- to 6-years-old).

Towards the end of 2020, the Robert Koch Institute will expand the indicator system to also cover the 7- to 17-year-old age group. To this end, a systematic review of the literature was conducted in Special Issue S2/2020, which served to identify over 80 relevant factors that influence the development of obesity in school-age children and adolescents.

Date: 07.05.2020