Accuracy of mothers' perceptions of their child's weight status

R. Jani, S. Mihrshahi, S. Mandalika, K. M. Mallan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-413
Number of pages2
JournalIndian pediatrics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • obesity
  • preschool children
  • underweight
  • Obesity
  • Preschool children
  • Underweight


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