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Detecting Overweight Children in Primary Care: Do National Data Reflect the Typical Urban Practice?
The Journal of Family Practice
  • Elena Sutu, SUNY Buffalo
  • Carlos J. Crespo, Portland State University
  • Barbara Shine, SUNY Buffalo
  • Anita Doshi, SUNY Buffalo
  • Teresa Quattrin, SUNY Buffalo
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  • Obesity in children,
  • Nutrition disorders
The article presents a study which aims to obtain data about the feasibility of detecting risk for overweight and overweight in infants and young children seen for well-child visits based on pediatricians' standard practice, to compare these estimates with the national data, and to compare the data gathered during well-child visits with data collected during well-child visits with data obtained in preschool children seen for a sick-child visit. It was stated that earlier children started increasing in adiposity, the greater the risk for being obese as adolescents and adults with 40 percent of infants whose weight was above the 95th percentile reported to be overweight as adults. However, there is no agreement on the evaluation of overweight in infants who are less than 2 years of age.

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Sutu, E., Crespo, C. J., Shine, B., Doshi, A., & Quattrin, T. (2006). Detecting overweight children in primary care: Do national data reflect the typical urban practice?. Journal Of Family Practice, 55(11), 976-980.