Prevalence and correlates of high body mass index in rural Appalachian children aged 6-11 years.


INTRODUCTION In rural regions of the United States of America, estimates of pediatric obesity often exceed national averages. This problem may be particularly pronounced in Appalachian regions, where significant health and economic disparities abound. This study presents the findings of a body mass index (BMI) screening program for 6-11 year old children… (More)


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