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First Reference Curve for Body Fat Percentage Among Schoolchildren of Babol in the North of Iran: An International Comparison

Hoda Tavakoli 1 , Mahmoud Hajiahmadi 2 , Haleh Esmaili 3 and Reza Ghadimi 3 , *
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1 Student Research Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IR Iran
2 Non-communicable Pediatric Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IR Iran
3 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Mazandaran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Journal of Pediatrics Review: , In Press (In Press); e57595
  • Published Online: January 13, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 4, 2017
  • Revised: September 17, 2017
  • Accepted: September 19, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/jpr.57595

To Cite: Tavakoli H, Hajiahmadi M, Esmaili H, Ghadimi R. First Reference Curve for Body Fat Percentage Among Schoolchildren of Babol in the North of Iran: An International Comparison, J Pediatr Rev. Online ahead of Print ;In Press(In Press):e57595. doi: 10.5812/jpr.57595.

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