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QuickStats: Prevalence of Overweight* Among Children and Teenagers, by Age Group and Selected Period --- United States, 1963--2002

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Overweight among children and teenagers more than tripled between the 1960s and 2002.

Source:  National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Additional information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/overwght99.htm.

* Children with body mass index (BMI) values at or above the 95th percentile of CDC sex-specific BMI growth charts for 2000 are categorized as overweight.



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