Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a large clinical sample of children with autism.

@article{BroderFingert2014PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a large clinical sample of children with autism.},
  author={Sarabeth Broder-Fingert and Karissa Brazauskas and Kristen P Lindgren and Dorothea Iannuzzi and Jeanne M Van Cleave},
  journal={Academic pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={408-14}
}
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity are major pediatric public health problems in the United States; however, limited data exist on the prevalence and correlates of overnutrition in children with autism. METHODS Through a large integrated health care system's patient database, we identified 6672 children ages 2 to 20 years with an assigned ICD-9 code of autism (299.0), Asperger syndrome (299.8), and control subjects from 2008 to 2011 who had at least 1 weight and height recorded in the same… CONTINUE READING
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