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Kids' Healthy Weight

Obesity in Children and Families Across Ohio: Impact & Policy

Obesity is a silent killer, a top public health threat, and a national concern. To address obesity effectively in Ohio, information is needed on its scope and impact in the state. The 2008 Ohio Family Health Survey, involving 50,000 adults and 6,000 children (10-17 years), enables rigorous assessment of obesity across the state in order to develop informed policy options. This policy brief summarizes the full report (available for download at http://grc.osu.edu/omas/) and is designed as a tool for policymakers, health care professionals, employers, and other stakeholders in Ohio.

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Obesity in Children and Families Across Ohio: Impact & Policy (Ohio Family Health Survey)

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Last Reviewed: Nov 23, 2013

Leona  Cuttler, MD Leona Cuttler, MD
Professor
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University