Dynamics of obesity and chronic health conditions among children and youth.

  title={Dynamics of obesity and chronic health conditions among children and youth.},
  author={Jeanne M Van Cleave and Steven L. Gortmaker and James M. Perrin},
  volume={303 7},
CONTEXT Rates of obesity and other childhood chronic conditions have increased over recent decades. Patterns of how conditions change over time have not been widely examined. OBJECTIVE To evaluate change in prevalence of obesity and other chronic conditions in US children, including incidence, remission, and prevalence. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Prospective study using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-Child Cohort (1988-2006) of 3 nationally representative cohorts of… CONTINUE READING
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