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Volume 6: No. 4, October 2009

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mailed Toolkit to Increase Use of Body Mass Index Percentiles to Screen for Childhood Obesity

Age of Child, y Baseline Survey Follow-Up Survey
Intervention, % Control, % Intervention, % Control, %
2-5 26 27 39 29
6-11 31 32 45 35
12-20 37 36 51 43

Figure 2. Percentage of New York State physicians who reported routine (always or most of the time) use of body mass index-for-age percentiles to screen for childhood obesity, by children’s age group.

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