Overweight and obesity prevalence rates among youth in the Carolinas.

  title={Overweight and obesity prevalence rates among youth in the Carolinas.},
  author={Debra F Terrell},
  journal={North Carolina medical journal},
  volume={63 6},
Overweight and obesity have become major public health concerns in the United States, reaching epidemic proportions among adults and children in recent years. According to the most recent national surveys, American adults have experienced a 50% increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity. Moreover, an alarming 100% increase has been observed among children and adolescents since the 1970s. To assess the status of overweight and obesity prevalence among youth in the Carolinas, weight… CONTINUE READING