Updated obesity prevalence figures for children and adolescents

September 18th, 2012 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

NCHS has also updated the prevalence figures for children and adolescents, from 1963-1965 to 2009-2010. Overall, data from NHANES indicate 16.9% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 are obese. Among preschool children aged 2-5,  obesity increased from 5% to 12% between 1976-1980 and 2009-2010. Among children aged 6-11, the prevalence rate increased from 6.5% to 18% and among adolescents aged 12-19 from 5% to 18.4%.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_09_10/obesity_child_09_10.html

 

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