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Research Letter
July 25, 2022

Trends in Obesity Prevalence Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2 to 19 Years in the US From 2011 to 2020

Author Affiliations
  • 1Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 2Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
JAMA Pediatr. Published online July 25, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.2052

Obesity among youth is a major public health concern in the US.1,2 Childhood obesity is associated with cardiometabolic comorbidities throughout life.3 This study aimed to examine changes in obesity prevalence among US youth using the most recently released nationally representative data from 2011 to 2020.

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