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Dynamics of Obesity and Chronic Health Conditions Among Children and Youth

Dynamics of Obesity and Chronic Health Conditions Among Children and Youth ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Dynamics of Obesity and Chronic Health Conditions Among Children and Youth Jeanne Van Cleave, MD Context Rates of obesity and other childhood chronic conditions have increased over recent decades. Patterns of how conditions change over time have not been widely Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD examined. James M. Perrin, MD Objective To evaluate change in prevalence of obesity and other chronic condi- VER THE PAST 30 YEARS, THE tions in US children, including incidence, remission, and prevalence. prevalence of chronic con- Design, Setting, and Participants Prospective study using the National Longi- ditions in children and tudinal Survey of Youth–Child Cohort (1988-2006) of 3 nationally representative co- Oadolescents has increased, horts of children. Children were aged 2 through 8 years at the beginning of each study 2 3 particularly for asthma, obesity, and period, and cohorts were followed up for 6 years, from 1988 to 1994 (cohort 1, n=2337), behavior/learning problems (eg, atten- 1994 to 2000 (cohort 2, n=1759), and 2000 to 2006 (n=905). tion-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Main Outcome Measures Parent report of a child having a health condition that There have also been changes in rates limited activities or schooling or required medicine, special equipment, or specialized health services http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Dynamics of Obesity and Chronic Health Conditions Among Children and Youth

JAMA , Volume 303 (7) – Feb 17, 2010

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2010.104
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20159870
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Abstract

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Dynamics of Obesity and Chronic Health Conditions Among Children and Youth Jeanne Van Cleave, MD Context Rates of obesity and other childhood chronic conditions have increased over recent decades. Patterns of how conditions change over time have not been widely Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD examined. James M. Perrin, MD Objective To evaluate change in prevalence of obesity and other chronic condi- VER THE PAST 30 YEARS, THE tions in US children, including incidence, remission, and prevalence. prevalence of chronic con- Design, Setting, and Participants Prospective study using the National Longi- ditions in children and tudinal Survey of Youth–Child Cohort (1988-2006) of 3 nationally representative co- Oadolescents has increased, horts of children. Children were aged 2 through 8 years at the beginning of each study 2 3 particularly for asthma, obesity, and period, and cohorts were followed up for 6 years, from 1988 to 1994 (cohort 1, n=2337), behavior/learning problems (eg, atten- 1994 to 2000 (cohort 2, n=1759), and 2000 to 2006 (n=905). tion-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Main Outcome Measures Parent report of a child having a health condition that There have also been changes in rates limited activities or schooling or required medicine, special equipment, or specialized health services

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 17, 2010

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