A Guide to Methods for Assessing Childhood Obesity

Whether you are a researcher, a public health practitioner, clinician, or any professional or student with an interest in researching or evaluating weight-related outcomes, A Guide to Methods for Assessing Childhood Obesity will help you understand the most common adiposity assessment methods and which one is most appropriate for your particular objective. This User Guide is designed to assist users in selecting the most appropriate method of measuring adiposity in children when conducting population-level research and/or evaluation on obesity.
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Suggested citation: Gallagher, D. A Guide to Assessing Childhood Obesity and Selecting Methods. Washington (DC): National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research. April 2020. https://www.nccor.org/tools-assessingobesity