National WIC Association

Obesity prevalence in low-income preschool children in Oklahoma

Weedn AE, et al. Obesity prevalence in low-income preschool children in Oklahoma. Clin Pediatr (Phila). Oct 2012;51(10):917-922.

The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in low-income preschool children in Oklahoma, enrolled in the WIC Program, and (2) to identify potential racial and ethnic disparities. American Indians and Hispanic children had the highest obesity rates. The researchers pointed out the necessity to explore targeting interventions at these high-risk groups.

Categories: Obesity Prevention