Prevalence of obesity and extreme obesity in children aged 3–5 years
Lo JC, Maring B, Chandra M et al
What this study adds
Among children aged 3–5 years, the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity was higher in boys than in girls, and highest among children of Hispanic ethnicity.
Within this young age group, higher body mass index (BMI) was associated with greater height percentile.
Among obese children aged 5 years, provider recognition of obesity or elevated BMI was high, approaching 80% of children.
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