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Comment & Response
July 9, 2014

Prevalence of Obesity in the United States

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
JAMA. 2014;312(2):189. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6219

To the Editor One of the important findings in the study by Dr Ogden and colleagues1 was that the prevalence of obesity in children aged 2 through 5 years has decreased during the past decade. This decrease may be due to the analytic decisions made by Ogden et al, including a lack of adjustment for multiple comparisons and the use of 2003-2004 data as the starting point, which had an unusually high obesity prevalence.

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