Identification of Overweight in Children in the United States: A Simplified Approach

Obesity, 06/10/2011

Nainar SMH – The simplified approach for identification of overweight in children and adolescents consisted of two tables, one each for males and females. Each table described the screening values for overweight at 6–month age intervals for all the nine height percentiles described in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Stature for Age Tables. The simplified approach described for identification of overweight uses only the child's height and weight measurements and obviates the need to compute BMI or assess BMI percentile scores.

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