Prevalence of overweight in US children: comparison of US growth charts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with other reference values for body mass index.

@article{Flegal2001PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of overweight in US children: comparison of US growth charts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with other reference values for body mass index.},
  author={Katherine M Flegal and Cynthia L. Ogden and Rong Wei and R L Kuczmarski and Clifford L. Johnson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={1086-93}
}
BACKGROUND Several different sets of reference body mass index (BMI) values are available to define overweight in children. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of overweight in US children calculated with 3 sets of reference BMI values: the revised growth charts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-US growth charts), international standards proposed by Cole et al, and values developed by Must et al. DESIGN Data for children and adolescents… CONTINUE READING
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