Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Obesity

Jennifer Utter*

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In 2010, the International Obesity Taskforce (IOTF) estimated that approximately 1 billion adults worldwide were overweight, with an addition 475 million obese. Among school-aged children, overweight and obesity are estimated to affect approximately 200 million children. This chapter will review the rapidly changing prevalence of child overweight and obesity, variations in the prevalence of child obesity, key environmental determinants affecting youth eating and activity behaviors, and the health, social, and economic impact of the burden of obesity in young people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifestyle Medicine, Second Edition
Editors James Rippe
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781315099248
ISBN (Print)9781439845424
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


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