A chronic disease defined as having an excess of body fat. Body mass index (BMI), which is defined as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared, is accepted as a proxy measurement of adiposity in children.
- Children <2 years of age:
Weight for length >95% for age: Obese
- Children >2 years of age:
- BMI <5%: Underweight
- BMI 5–85%: Normal weight
- BMI 85–95%: Overweight
- BMI >95%: Obese
- BMI 95–99%: Obese
- BMI >99%: Morbid obesity
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