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Shim: Underweight in Adolescents


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.

Figures and Tables

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

REE: Cal/day, W: weight (kg), H: height (cm). Adapted from Scofield W; Predicting basal metabolic rate, new standard and review of previous work, Hum Nutr Clin Nutr 39C:5-41, 1985.

Table 2
Basal Metabolic Rate

Altam PL, Dittner DS (eds.): Metabolism. Bethesda: Federation of American societies for experimental biology. 1968.


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