Using weight-for-age percentiles to screen for overweight and obese children and adolescents.

@article{Gamliel2015UsingWP,
  title={Using weight-for-age percentiles to screen for overweight and obese children and adolescents.},
  author={Adir Gamliel and Tomer Ziv-Baran and Robert M. Siegel and Yacov Fogelman and Gal Dubnov-Raz},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={81},
  pages={174-9}
}
There are relatively low rates of screening for overweight and obesity among children and adolescents in primary care. A simplified method for such screening is needed. The study objective was to examine if weight-for-age percentiles are sufficiently sensitive in identifying overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. We used data from two distinct sources: four consecutive cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) from the years 2005 to 2012, using… CONTINUE READING