TABLE 2.

Methods Used to Assess Excess Weight

Assessment Method% Pediatricians* (n = 178–188)% PNPs* (n = 268–276)% RDs* (n = 386–402)
Clinical impression82.177.973.0
Weight-for-age percentile80.878.762.3
Weight-for-height percent75.869.374.7
Weight-for-height percentile76.281.577.9
Change in weight velocity72.364.044.6
BMI19.216.637.8
BMI percentile12.513.319.9
Skinfold thickness percentile3.71.86.9
Waist-hip ratio/waist circumference2.70.86.4
  • * Percent of pediatricians, PNPs, and RDs responded “most of the time” or “often.” Because of missing responses, N varied somewhat for each question.