RT Book, Section
A1 Smith-Beckley, Michelle
A1 Fidlin, Brian M.
A2 Rudolph, Colin D.
A2 Rudolph, Abraham M.
A2 Lister, George E.
A2 First, Lewis R.
A2 Gershon, Anne A.
SR Print(0)
ID 6733348
T1 Chapter 32. The Overweight or Obese Child
T2 Rudolph's Pediatrics, 22e
YR 2011
FD 2011
PB The McGraw-Hill Companies
PP New York, NY
SN 978-0-07-149723-7
LK accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?aid=6733348
RD 2022/11/30
AB The percentage of overweight children in the United States has more than tripled since 1980 with the greatest impact occurring among minority and economically disadvantaged children.1 Globally, it is currently estimated that 1 in 10 school-aged children is overweight (roughly 155 million children) and 30 to 45 million of those children are considered obese.2 For children under the age of 5 years, a further 22 million children are considered overweight.3 These findings suggest a very troubling future given that the likelihood of obesity persisting into adulthood increases from 20% at 4 years of age to 80% by adolescence and that obesity increases the risk for a myriad of weight-related health complications.4