ERIC Number: ED563900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Prevalence of Obesity among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada. NCHS Data Brief. Number 211
Carroll, Margaret D.; Navaneelan, Tanya; Bryan, Shirley; Ogden, Cynthia L.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
About one-quarter of Canadian adults and more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Obese children are at risk of becoming obese adults and can experience immediate health consequences such as psychosocial stress, elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, and abnormal glucose tolerance. Monitoring trends in childhood obesity is important in order to assess interventions aimed at reducing the burden of obesity.
Descriptors: Obesity, Incidence, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Child Health, Adolescents, Racial Distribution, Statistical Distributions, Change, Age Differences, Gender Differences, National Surveys, Definitions, Foreign Countries
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States