Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Facts about Obesity

Some facts about Childhood Obesity

Definition:
Obesity is defined as an excessive accumulation of body fat. Obesity is present when total body weight is more than 25 percent fat in boys and more than 32 percent fat in girls (Lohman, 1987).

1) Between 5-25% of children and teenagers in the United States are obese
2) Between 5-7% of White and Black children are obese, vs 12 % Hispanic boys & 19% of Hispanic girls are obese

These facts were taken from HERE.