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Whitlock EP, Williams SB, Gold R, et al. Screening and Interventions for Childhood Overweight [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2005 Jul. (Evidence Syntheses, No. 36.)

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Appendix R. Population-Based Obesity Prevalence Surveys

SurveyDatesAge/yearsRace/EthnicityMeasures
NHES I 1960-6218–79Predominately whiteUnable to locate
NHES II 1963-656–1114% blackwt=lbs; ht=cm Skinfold (3)
NHES III 1966-7012–1710% blackwt=lbs; ht=cm Skinfold (4)
NHANES I 1971-741–74*Race recorded as b, w, otherwt=lbs; ht=cm & in Skinfold (2)
**NHANES II 1976-806 mos-74*Race recorded as b, w, otherwt=lbs; ht=cm & in Skinfold (2)
HHANES 1982-846 mos-74Predominately Hispanic from SW USAwt=lbs; ht=cm & in
NHANES III 1988-942 mos +***Over sampled MA, NHBwt = kg, ht=cm Skinfold (4)
NHANES 1999-2000Birth +***Over sampled preschool age, MA, NHBBIA, DEXA, ht, wt, Skinfold (1)
*

Observed race recorded.

**

Self-reported Hispanic origin.

***

Race self-reported as NHW, NHB, MA, Other.

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