Trends in the diagnosis of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: 1999-2007.

@article{Benson2009TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the diagnosis of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: 1999-2007.},
  author={Lacey Benson and Heather J. Baer and David C. Kaelber},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={
          e153-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Pediatric overweight and obesity are increasingly prevalent problems and have received much attention in recent years, but it is unclear whether this publicity has affected diagnosis by clinicians. We undertook the current study to assess trends in diagnosis rates of overweight and obesity in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed electronic medical record data from 60711 patients aged 2 through 18 years with at least 1 well-child visit between June 1999 and October 2007 in a… CONTINUE READING

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