Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants

Rodriguez-Martinez A., Zhou B., Sophiea M. K. , Bentham J., Paciorek C. J. , Iurilli M. L. C. , ...More

LANCET, vol.396, no.10261, pp.1511-1524, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 396 Issue: 10261
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0140-6736(20)31859-6
  • Title of Journal : LANCET
  • Page Numbers: pp.1511-1524


Background Comparable global data on health and nutrition of school-aged children and adolescents are scarce. We aimed to estimate age trajectories and time trends in mean height and mean body-mass index (BMI), which measures weight gain beyond what is expected from height gain, for school-aged children and adolescents.