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Diagnosis of childhood obesity indices in the Beja County schools

The prevalence of excess weight and obesity has increased significantly in the past decades, and has become a serious public health issue, in both the developed and the developing countries.

This projects aims to characterize the indices of obesity in children and adolescent students of the public schools of Beja County, by evaluating their percentages of fat mass and fat-free mass. In a later stage, this study can be widened to all Beja County population with the same characteristics.