006–Investigation of Nurses' Reports on Symptom Severity and Symptom Management for Hospitalized Obese Children in the Perioperative PeriodJournal of Pediatric Nursing (2006)
Childhood obesity is a significantly growing epidemic affecting a wide range of members of the pediatric population. In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that up to 30% of the nation's pediatric population are overweight or obese and that there is a potential that another 30% of the population are at high risk of becoming obese (Weightawareness.com). In the United States in 1991, there were only four states in which obesity rates were greater than 15%; by 2001, only one state had an obesity rate below 15%. In fact, obesity rates are greater than 20% in most states, as in the study of Mokdad et al. (1999).
Publication DateApril, 2006
Citation InformationLuanne Linnard-Palmer. "006–Investigation of Nurses' Reports on Symptom Severity and Symptom Management for Hospitalized Obese Children in the Perioperative Period" Journal of Pediatric Nursing Vol. 21 Iss. 2 (2006) p. 138 ISSN: 1532-8449
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