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<< Managing Childhood Obesity In The Emergency Department

Epidemiology

Despite efforts over the last decade to prevent and control obesity, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) shows persistently high prevalence of obesity, as 17% of children and adolescents have a BMI ≥ 95th percentile for age and gender.2,23 Nearly one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are considered overweight, or ≥ 85th percentile of BMI for their age.2

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