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Georgia Southern Examines Abdominal Adiposity and Caregiver Recall

A collaborative study including Dr. Yelena N. Tarasenko, assistant professor of health policy and management at Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, examines Abdominal Adiposity and Caregiver Recall of Healthcare Provider Identification of Child Overweight in the United States, 2001-2010. This was an observational study using a nationally representative sample of 14,694 children (two to 15 years of age) from the 2001–2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Proxy respondents (i.e., caregivers) for 4,906 overweight or obese children reported whether a health care provider (HCP) had ever told them that their child was overweight. Multi-variable logistic regression analyses were used to examine associations between reported HCP identification of overweight and child sociodemographic and anthropometric characteristics.