FIGURE 2-2 Trends in infant and child obesity, boys and girls aged 6 months through 5 years.

NOTE: Obesity is defined as a BMI at or above the age- and gender-specific 95th percentile cutoff points from the 2000 CDC BMI charts. Weight-for-length is used to track children aged 6 to 23 months (under 2 years of age).

SOURCE: Ogden et al., 2002a.

FIGURE 2-3 Trends in child and adolescent obesity, girls and boys aged 6 through 19 years.

NOTE: Obesity is defined as a BMI at or above the age- and gender-specific 95th percentile cutoff points from the 2000 CDC BMI charts.

SOURCES: Ogden et al., 2002a; CDC, 2003.



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