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Obesity in K–8 Students — New York City, 2006–07 to 2010–11 School Years

Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention (2011) Obesity in K–8 Students — New York City, 2006–07 to 2010–11 School Years. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report MMWR, 60 (49). pp. 1673-1694.

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    Overweight and obese children are more likely to develop risk factors that can lead to respiratory, metabolic, and cardio¬vascular illness (1–3). The increase in prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in the United States since the 1960s has been well documented (4). In New York City, in 1996, an estimated 19.7% of third grade children and 21.2% of sixth grade children in public and private schools were found to be overweight (5); in 2003, an estimated 43% of the city’s public elementary school students were found to be overweight, and 24% of these students were obese (6). To update…

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    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
    Practice > interventions
    Government Publications > US Department of Health and Human Services > Centers for Disease Control
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    Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 09:26
    Last Modified: 22 Dec 2011 09:26
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3641

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