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Training Module: Using the BMI-for-Age Growth Charts

Advantages to Using BMI-for-age
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Self-Test Questions:

Question 1

Which statement accurately describes an advantage of using BMI-for-age to screen for overweight and obesity among children and teens?

BMI-for-age correlates with clinical risk factors for cardiovascular disease among children and teens.
BMI-for-age measures body fat.



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