Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening
Release Date: January 2010
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Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
|Children and Adolescents, Age 6-18 Years Old|
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen children aged 6 years and older for obesity and offer them or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral intervention to promote improvement in weight status.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
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Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.