Key childhood obesity facts:

  • 35 percent of children age 3-18 were overweight or obese, according to Practice Fusion’s Research Division.
  • 19 percent of children have a BMI in the 95th percentile (obese)
  • Boys are more obese than girls at 21 percent vs. 18 percent
  • Children age 9 to 11 are most obese
  • Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled (CDC)

Sates with the highest  childhood obesity rates include Texas, New Jersey, California, Florida and Tennessee. The percentage of overweight children nationwide is growing at an alarming rate, with 1 out of 3 kids now overweight or obese based on findings from the company’s national health research dataset.

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