|Key Pediatric Obesity Fact|
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 00:00Written by PR Newswire
Research shows 35 percent of children are overweight or obese, with boys and children age 9 to 11 leading the obesity epidemic.
Practice Fusion's Research Division released data today on pediatric BMI, highlighting the scope of the childhood obesity epidemic as the nation's children head back to school. States with the highest sample childhood BMI 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.
Key pediatric obesity facts:
"As a practicing family physician, I see the signs of the childhood obesity epidemic directly in my exam room every day," said Robert Rowley , MD, Practice Fusion's Chief Medical Officer. "New health technology, including Electronic Medical Record systems, can be a powerful tool in helping us identify and target the causes of childhood obesity across the U.S. We want to eliminate this generation's problem of childhood obesity."
About Practice Fusion's Research Division
Practice Fusion's Research Division provides information from one of the largest, longitudinal clinical databases in the US for the purposes of clinical research and public health analysis. With a focus on real-time insight into adverse drug reactions, disease outbreaks and other national health issues, Practice Fusion's Research Division powers studies that are providing new insight into healthcare and how it is delivered. All research information utilized is fully de-identified and compliant with HIPAA cfr 164.514. For more information, please visit www.practicefusion.com/research.