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Body mass index (BMI) ≥ the 85th percentile for age and sex is considered overweight in the pediatric population. Pediatric obesity is defined as a BMI at or above the 95th percentile. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity prevalence has tripled over the past 50 years; 1 in 5 school-aged children has a diagnosis of obesity. The purpose of this study is to survey caregivers’ perceptions and concerns about their child’s weight and patient and caregiver interest in a comprehensive healthy lifestyle program.
Abdo D, Rogers R, Edlibi S, Pollak A, Shubeck S, Mychaliska K. Pediatric obesity: A Survey study of patients and caregivers’ concern and interest in specialized programs. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.