What is already known about this subject
- What is already known about this subject
- Overweight and obesity prevalence estimates among children based on International Obesity Task Force definitions are substantially lower than estimates based on World Health Organization definitions.
- Presence of a north–south gradient with the highest level of overweight found in southern European countries.
- Intercountry comparisons of overweight and obesity in primary-school children in Europe based on measured data lack a similar data collection protocol.