Severe Obesity Decreasing in Children in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  title={Severe Obesity Decreasing in Children in Cincinnati, Ohio.},
  author={Roohi Y Kharofa and Jillian A Klein and Philip R. Khoury and Robert M. Siegel},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={56 8},
Childhood obesity rates appear to be leveling off. Studies not looking at severe obesity may be masking a rightward shift in the distribution of body mass indexes. Our objective was to provide current prevalence rates and examine trends in overweight, obesity, class 2 obesity, and class 3 obesity for youth in Cincinnati, Ohio. We performed a retrospective chart review of children 2 to 18 years old seen at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2014… CONTINUE READING

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