The study examined the accuracy of maternal-perceived child weight. Urban affluent mothers of 111 children aged 2-5 years were recruited. Nearly a quarter of mothers overestimated their underweight child as normal weight and all overweight/obese children were perceived as normal weight. Mothers, therefore, were unable to recognize their child's true weight status.
- preschool children
- Preschool children
Jani, R., Mihrshahi, S., Mandalika, S., & Mallan, K. M. (2014). Accuracy of mothers' perceptions of their child's weight status. Indian pediatrics, 51(5), 412-413. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13312-014-0416-x