Prevalence of obesity and trends in body mass index among US children and adolescents, 1999-2010.

  title={Prevalence of obesity and trends in body mass index among US children and adolescents, 1999-2010.},
  author={C. Ogden and M. Carroll and Brian K. Kit and K. Flegal},
  volume={307 5},
  • C. Ogden, M. Carroll, +1 author K. Flegal
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • CONTEXT The prevalence of childhood obesity increased in the 1980s and 1990s but there were no significant changes in prevalence between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008 in the United States. OBJECTIVES To present the most recent estimates of obesity prevalence in US children 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 2009-2010. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Cross-sectional analyses… CONTINUE READING
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