Severe obesity and selected risk factors in a sixth grade multiracial cohort: the HEALTHY study

J Adolesc Health. 2010 Dec;47(6):604-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.04.017. Epub 2010 Jun 29.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence of severe obesity and associated risk in the HEALTHY cohort. A total of 6,365 students were assessed at school-based screenings. Results showed that 6.9% of students were severely obese. Severe obesity was associated with elevated cardiometabolic risk and race/ethnicity. Severe obesity is common and requires preventive intervention.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Attitude to Health / ethnology*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / ethnology
  • Cohort Studies
  • Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data*
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Health Behavior / ethnology*
  • Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Indians, North American / statistics & numerical data
  • Male
  • Obesity / ethnology*
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Students / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States / epidemiology