FIGURE 3-1. Trends in overweight (obesity) for children ages 6 to 11 and adolescents ages 12 to 19, civilian noninstitional population, 1963 to 2002.

FIGURE 3-1

Trends in overweight (obesity) for children ages 6 to 11 and adolescents ages 12 to 19, civilian noninstitional population, 1963 to 2002. Overweight (the term used by CDC) is defined as a BMI value at or above the 95th percentile cutoff points in the sex- and gender-specific BMI growth charts developed by CDC in 2000, based on BMI data from earlier surveys (see IOM [2005a]). Data exclude those for pregnant women starting with the period from 1971 to 1974. Pregnancy status was not available for the periods from 1963 to 1965 and 1966 to 1970. Data for 1963 to 1965 are for children 6 to 11 years of age; data for 1966 to 1970 are for adolescents 12 to 17 years of age, not 12 to 19 years.

SOURCE: CDC National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (CDC, 2005b).

From: 3, Disability Trends

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The Future of Disability in America.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Disability in America; Field MJ, Jette AM, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.
Copyright © 2007, National Academy of Sciences.

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