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Nutrition and Weight Status

NWS-5.2 Increase the proportion of primary care physicians who regularly assess body mass index (BMI) for age and sex in their child or adolescent patients

Primary care physicians assessing body mass index in child or adolescent patients 2–17 years (percent)

2020 Baseline (year): 49.7 (2008)
2020 Target: 54.7
Desired Direction: Increase
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  • 2008
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  • 49.7
Data Source: National Survey of Energy Balance Related Care among Primary Care Physicians, FDA and NIH/NCI/APR
Data Details Details about the methodology and measurement of this HP2020 objective

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Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.