Search
Online Bill Pay
Pediatric Obesity Diagnosis
Skip Navigation Links Home / Medical Care / Pediatrics / Pediatric Obesity Diagnosis
Stay Connected
Subscribe to our newsletter for up-to-date news about advances in healthcare, tailored to your interests.​
WellStar Related Specialists
WellStar Locations
Note: All hospitals have Emergency Rooms unless otherwise noted.
For more information on services or for a physician referral, call
Childhood Obesity Statistic
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
 

Childhood Obesity Diagnosis

Your WellStar pediatrician will use two key measures to decide whether your child struggles with obesity: growth charts and the Body Mass Index (BMI). Growth charts, developed by the Centers for Disease Control, are used throughout a child’s development to measure growth in both height and weight and the BMI is used to determine obesity. If a child’s BMI is greater than the 95th percentile, he/she is considered obese. In addition, your pediatrician might recommend blood tests to see if your child has high cholesterol or diabetes.

 
 
Internet Privacy Policy | Medical Privacy Practices (HIPAA)
Questions? Call us at 770-956-STAR (7827) | Copyright © 2014 WellStar Health System. All Rights Reserved.