Sources for Childhood Obesity Stats

Georgia Stats

Falb M and Kanny D. Obesity in Georgia’s 3rd Grade Children. Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, January 2006. Publication Number: DPH06.004HW.

Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia Student Health Survey (2009).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Healthy People 2010. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [2008].

National Stats

General Health Stats

  • Freedman DS, Mei Z, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS, Dietz WH. Cardiovascular risk factors and excess adiposity among overweight children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J Pediatr. 2007;150(1):12—17.e2.

Whitlock EP, Williams SB, Gold R, Smith PR, Shipman SA. Screening and interventions for childhood overweight: a summary of evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Pediatrics. 2005;116(1):e125—144.

Han JC, Lawlor DA, Kimm SY. Childhood obesity. Lancet. May 15 2010;375(9727):1737—1748.

Sutherland ER. Obesity and asthma. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2008;28(3):589—602, ix.

Taylor ED, Theim KR, Mirch MC, et al. Orthopedic complications of overweight in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. Jun 2006;117(6):2167—2174.

Dietz W. Health consequences of obesity in youth: Childhood predictors of adult disease. Pediatrics 1998;101:518—525.

Swartz MB and Puhl R. Childhood obesity: a societal problem to solve. Obesity Reviews 2003; 4(1):57—71.

Trust for America’s Health. F as in Fat Report; (2009).

Georgia Department of Community Health; Division of Public Health. 2009 Georgia Program and Data Summary: Obesity.

  • Georgia Department of Community Health; Division of Public Health. 2009 Georgia Program and Data Summary: Obesity.

  • Whitaker RC, Wright JA, Pepe MS, Seidel KD, Dietz WH. Predicting obesity in young adulthood from childhood and parental obesity. N Engl J Med 1997;37(13):869—873.

Health Behavior Stats