Using BMI-for-age as a Screening Tool - Test Your Knowledge

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

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

    ANSWER: A – That’s correct. BMI-for-age correlates with clinical risk factors for cardiovascular disease among children and teens.