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Table 5 Prevalence (%) of overweight and obesity in boys and girls of HCMC in 2010, using different definitions

From: High prevalence of overweight among adolescents in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Age (yrs) Boys Girls Total
  11 12 13 14 11 12 13 14  
Overweight (%)          
   IOTF 30.5 24.0 22.8 14.5 16.6 14.3 14.4 7.1 17.8
   CDC 21.5 17.5 15.7 9.8 15.0 13.3 14.0 5.8 14.1
   WHO 28.2 24.8 20.0 14.1 22.4 19.0 19.0 10.0 19.6
Obesity (%)          
   IOTF 7.0 6.2 5.0 3.7 2.5 0.4 1.6 0.9 3.2
   CDC 18.1 13.0 12.1 7.8 4.2 1.4 2.2 2.3 7.2
   WHO 21.6 14.3 12.8 7.2 4.7 2.1 2.2 1.8 7.9
  1. IOTF: International Obesity Taskforce[15]. CDC: The Centers for Disease Control[20]. WHO: World Health Organization[17].