Obesity in K-8 Students -- New York City, 2006-07 to 2010-11 School Years

Berger, Magdalena; Konty, Kevin; Day, Sophia; Silver, Lynn D.; Nonas, Cathy; Kerker, Bonnie D.; Greene, Carolyn; Farley, Thomas; Harr, Lindsey
December 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/16/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 49, p1673
The article summarizes a report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene which analyzed body mass index (BMI) data from public school children in kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8) from the 2006-07 to 2010-2011 school years. Findings show that the overall prevalence of obesity in grades K-8 decreased by 5.5 percent during the periods. The need for continuous public health interventions to further reduce obesity is suggested.


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