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Prevalence of Obesity and Trends in Body Mass Index Among US Children and Adolescents, 1999-2010

Prevalence of Obesity and Trends in Body Mass Index Among US Children and Adolescents, 1999-2010 ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION ONLINE FIRST Prevalence of Obesity and Trends in Body Mass Index Among US Children and Adolescents, 1999-2010 Cynthia L. Ogden, PhD, MRP Context The prevalence of childhood obesity increased in the 1980s and 1990s but Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH there were no significant changes in prevalence between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008 in the United States. Brian K. Kit, MD, MPH Objectives To present the most recent estimates of obesity prevalence in US chil- Katherine M. Flegal, PhD, MPH dren and adolescents for 2009-2010 and to investigate trends in obesity prevalence and body mass index (BMI) among children and adolescents between 1999-2000 and HILDHOOD OBESITY CONTIN- 2009-2010. ues to be a major focus of Design, Setting, and Participants Cross-sectional analyses of a representative sample public health efforts in the (N = 4111) of the US child and adolescent population (birth through 19 years of age) CUnited States. Obese chil- with measured heights and weights from the National Health and Nutrition Examina- dren may be at risk for both short- tion Survey 2009-2010. term health consequences and long- 3 Main Outcome Measures Prevalence of high weight-for-recumbent length (95th term tracking of obesity to adulthood. percentile on the growth charts) among http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Prevalence of Obesity and Trends in Body Mass Index Among US Children and Adolescents, 1999-2010

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.40
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22253364
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Abstract

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION ONLINE FIRST Prevalence of Obesity and Trends in Body Mass Index Among US Children and Adolescents, 1999-2010 Cynthia L. Ogden, PhD, MRP Context The prevalence of childhood obesity increased in the 1980s and 1990s but Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH there were no significant changes in prevalence between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008 in the United States. Brian K. Kit, MD, MPH Objectives To present the most recent estimates of obesity prevalence in US chil- Katherine M. Flegal, PhD, MPH dren and adolescents for 2009-2010 and to investigate trends in obesity prevalence and body mass index (BMI) among children and adolescents between 1999-2000 and HILDHOOD OBESITY CONTIN- 2009-2010. ues to be a major focus of Design, Setting, and Participants Cross-sectional analyses of a representative sample public health efforts in the (N = 4111) of the US child and adolescent population (birth through 19 years of age) CUnited States. Obese chil- with measured heights and weights from the National Health and Nutrition Examina- dren may be at risk for both short- tion Survey 2009-2010. term health consequences and long- 3 Main Outcome Measures Prevalence of high weight-for-recumbent length (95th term tracking of obesity to adulthood. percentile on the growth charts) among

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Published: Feb 1, 2012

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