<< Managing Childhood Obesity In The Emergency Department

Critical Appraisal Of The Literature

Obesity and overweight are terms that are used interchangeably in describing excessive weight. According to the CDC’s 2000 growth charts for patients who are ≥ 2 years of age, obesity is defined as a BMI ≥ 95th percentile for age and gender. For children < 2 years of age, weight-for-length growth charts should be used.10

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