Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a U.S. pediatric surgical population.

@article{Nafiu2007PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a U.S. pediatric surgical population.},
  author={Olubukola O Nafiu and Khady S Ndao-Brumlay and Olumuyiwa A. Bamgbade and Michelle L Morris and Josephine Kasa-Vubu},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={46-8, 50-1}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of overweight and obesity in a pediatric surgical population from a large teaching hospital in the United States. METHODS AND PROCEDURES We carried out a retrospective review of the perioperative database for the period January 2000 to December 2004 at the University of Michigan. Using directly measured height and weight, we computed body mass index (BMI) on 6,017 children. Overweight and obesity were defined using age- and gender-specific cut-off… CONTINUE READING