The Association of Obesity and School Absenteeism Attributed to Illness or Injury Among Adolescents in the United States, 2009
Journal of Adolescent Health, 05/25/2012
Pan L et al. – Overweight and obese adolescents had 36% and 37% more sick days, respectively, than adolescents of normal weight. The results suggest another potential aspect of obesity prevention and reduction efforts among children and families is to improve children's school attendance.