Jani, R., Mihrshahi, S., Mandalika, S. & Mallan, KM. (2014). Validity of maternal-reported weight and height of 2-5 year old children. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 1-2. India: Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s12098-014-1400-0
In affluent-urban areas of India, overweight (6 %) and obesity (8 %) are prevalent in children as young as 2–5y. A potential risk factor for childhood obesity could be parent’s under-reporting their child’s anthropometry. In Indian culture, a larger body size is typically acceptable, and mothers may consider a chubby baby as healthy . Therefore, it was proposed that Indian mothers may underreport their child’s weight status. The present study examined the validity of maternal reported height and weight of young, urban-affluent Indian children aged 2–5 y
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