TITLE

Obesity Prevalence Among Low-Income, Preschool-Aged Children -- United States, 1998-2008

AUTHOR(S)
Sharma, A. J.; Grummer-Strawn, L. M.; Dalenius, K.; Galuska, D.; Anandappa, M.; Borland, E.; Mackintosh, H.; Smith, R.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/24/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 28, p769
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the widespread problem of obesity among low-income, preschool-aged children in the U.S. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used the data gathered by the Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) to examine this health problem. The data revealed that during 1998-2003, obesity rose in almost all racial groups, while it stabilized in 2003-2008, and in 2008, it was more widespread among the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children.
ACCESSION #
43375394

 

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