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Obesity prevalence among youth increased from 16.8% in 2007-2008 to 18.5% in 2015-2016
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Obesity prevalence among youth aged 7 to 17 years increased from 16.8% in 2007-2008 to 18.5% in 2015-2016 according to a study from researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hales CM, Fryar CD, Carroll MD, Freedman DS, and Ogden CL. Trends in Obesity and Severe Obesity Prevalence in US Youth and Adults by Sex and Age, 2007-2008 to 2015-2016. JAMA, 2018 Mar 23; published online.
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Craig M. Hales, MD
National Center for Health Statistics
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3311 Toledo Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20782 USA
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