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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Dec;14(Suppl 1):S55-S60. Korean.
Published online December 31, 2011.
Copyright © 2011 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Underweight in Adolescents
Jung Ok Shim, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

Corresponding author (Email: )
Received December 13, 2011; Revised December 23, 2011; Accepted December 26, 2011.


There are few studies of underweight in adolescents in Korea and other developed countries. According to the recent surveillance in Korea, prevalence of underweight in adolescents is lower than those in developing countries, and higher than those in developed countries in Northern Europe. This article reviews the problems, diagnosis, and nutritional support of underweight in adolescents.

Keywords: Underweight; Adolescent


Fig. 1
Prevalence of underweight in Korean school-age children (2009).
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Table 1
Schofield Equations for Calculating Basal Metabolic Rate in Children
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Table 2
Basal Metabolic Rate
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