TABLE 1

Percentage of 6- to 11-Year-Old Children With a BMI at >95th Percentile

Years of StudyBoysGirls
WhiteBlackWhiteBlack
1963–19655.62.05.15.3
1976–19807.97.96.411.3
1988–199110.413.410.216.2
1999–200012.017.111.622.2
  • Based on 4 national surveys spanning 5 decades.

  • Adapted from Troiano RP, Flegal KM, Kuczmarski RJ, Campbell SM, Johnson CL. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149(10):1085–1091 and Ogden CL, Flegal KM, Carroll MD, Johnson CL. JAMA. 2002;288(14):1728–1732.