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    Childhood Obesity: 10% of 2-year-olds obese, 15% of 6- to 19-year olds

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    Thursday, November 04, 2004 6:06 am Email this article
    From 1971-1974 to 1999-2000, obesity among children 2- to 5-year-olds has increased from 5 percent to 10.4 percent according to the Institute of Medicine's report on Childhood Obesity (2004, p. 63). 6-11 year olds: Obesity increased from 4% to 15%

    Obesity among 6- to 11-year-olds during the same time period increased from 4 percent to 15.3 percent.

    12-19 year olds: Obesity increased from 6% to 16%

    Obesity among 12- to 19-year-olds during the same time period increased from 6.1 percent to 15.5 percent.

    Definition of childhood obesity: 95th percentile

    Obesity among children in this report is defined as having a body weight at or above the 95th percentile for their age and sex.

    Note: This definition of obesity among children has been criticized being arbitrary. I agree. In 2000, BMI tables were published for children relating to adult BMI???s of 25 and 30, the adult cutoff points for overweight and obesity.

    Read The Report For Free On-line

    You can purchase a copy of this report or read it for free a page a time on-line.


    Preventing childhood obesity: Health in the balance. Institute of Medicine. 2004 Sep 30, 482 pages.


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