JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Obesity and Children and Adolescents
Obesity in children is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) that is in the top 5% of all children of the same age and sex. Based on growth charts of US children from the year 2000, today approximately 1 in every 6 children aged 2 to 19 years is obese.
The USPSTF recommends screening for obesity and offering behavioral...
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Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents