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The Prevalence of Obesity and Overweight and Its Relevance to Transportation Among Primary School Students: Yazd, Iran; 2015

Somaye Gholami ORCID 1 , Masoud Rahmanian 1 , Saeedeh Jam Ashkezari 1 , Narjes Hazar 2 , Seied Mohammad Reza Aghaee- Meybody 1 and Nasim Namiranian ORCID 1 , *
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1 Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2 School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of School Health: April 30, 2019, 6 (2); e90365
  • Published Online: May 1, 2019
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 6, 2019
  • Revised: April 6, 2019
  • Accepted: April 10, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/intjsh.90365

How to Cite: Gholami S, Rahmanian M , Jam Ashkezari S , Hazar N , Aghaee- Meybody S M R , et al. The Prevalence of Obesity and Overweight and Its Relevance to Transportation Among Primary School Students: Yazd, Iran; 2015, Int J School Health. 2019 ; 6(2):e90365. doi: 10.5812/intjsh.90365.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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