Target low income teens

October 2006
HealthEX Specialist;Oct2006, Issue 10, p6
Academic Journal
The article summarizes a study on the trends in adolescent overweight in the U.S. The study examined the prevalence of overweight amongst 10,800 adolescents aged 12-17 years from 1971 to 2004. It found that 23.3% of children from low-income families aged 15 to 17 years were overweight, compared with 14.4% of same-age children from higher-income families. Researchers conclude that increasing physical activity is an important factor in reducing overweight.


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