Increasing Socioeconomic Disparities in Adolescent Obesity

Source: National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
Date Published: 2014

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This report examines changes in obesity among US adolescents aged 12–17 by socioeconomic background. Although the overall obesity prevalence stabilized, the prevalence of obesity among high-socioeconomic status adolescents has decreased in recent years, whereas the prevalence of obesity among their low-socioeconomic status peers has continued to increase.

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