Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012.

  title={Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012.},
  author={C. Ogden and M. Carroll and Brian K. Kit and K. Flegal},
  volume={311 8},
  • C. Ogden, M. Carroll, +1 author K. Flegal
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • IMPORTANCE More than one-third of adults and 17% of youth in the United States are obese, although the prevalence remained stable between 2003-2004 and 2009-2010. OBJECTIVE To provide the most recent national estimates of childhood obesity, analyze trends in childhood obesity between 2003 and 2012, and provide detailed obesity trend analyses among adults. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Weight and height or recumbent length were measured in 9120 participants in the 2011-2012 nationally… CONTINUE READING
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