The effects of age categorization on estimates of overweight prevalence for children

@article{Flegal2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of age categorization on estimates of overweight prevalence for children},
  author={Km Flegal},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={1636-1641}
}
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of methods of age grouping on estimates of overweight prevalence for children and adolescents based on reference body mass index (BMI) percentiles.METHODS: Data for children aged 6–17 y came from three nationally representative US surveys, the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988–1994) and Cycles II and III of the National Health Examination Survey (1963–1965, 1966–1970). Month-specific BMI percentile… CONTINUE READING