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Childhood Obesity

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1. The most prevalent nutritional disorder among U.S. children and adolescents today is:

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2. Which is a correct statement concerning assessment of body-mass index (BMI) in children and adolescents?

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3. Overweight and obesity rates in children ages 2 to 19 are highest among:

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4. A short-term health consequence of childhood obesity is:

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5. Childhood obesity increases the risk for developing which chronic condition in adulthood?

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6. Studies on the cognitive function of children and adolescents who are obese have found:

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7. Bullying has been found to have which effect on girls 6 years and older with a high BMI?

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8. Although many different factors contribute to obesity, the majority of cases of obesity are caused by:

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9. One of the strongest and most reliable predictors of later obesity in children is maternal:

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10. Which is a correct statement about early childhood feeding?

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11. Through consumption of plant-based vegetable oils, the human body manufactures endocannabinoids, which trigger:

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12. A lack of sleep in children increases the risk for obesity by:

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13. Three environmental risk factors extensively studied for their contribution to the high rates of childhood obesity are family income, education level, and:

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14. Parents’ ethnicity and cultural beliefs and practices:

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15. Which source of parental stress has the highest association with childhood obesity?

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16. A child’s self-regulation of energy intake is influenced by parental failure to:

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17. The body-mass index for an 8-year-old boy measures 20, which is in the 95th percentile for his age and sex, placing him in the designated weight category of:

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18. During physical examination of a child who is obese, an important finding that increases the child’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease is:

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19. A component of an assessment for a child who is obese includes testing for comorbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and:

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20. Laboratory testing for a child who is 10 years of age or older and overweight with two or more additional risk factors for diabetes should occur every:

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21. A dietary assessment for a child includes evaluation of:

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22. When counseling a new mother who is obese about reducing the risk of obesity in her baby, the clinician:

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23. During a well-child visit, a child’s parents ask for suggestions about starting to teach their toddler healthy eating habits. The clinician tells them it is important to:

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24. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations regarding “screen time” state that:

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25. While working with children and families to increase physical activity, it is important to stress that:

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26. When addressing the stigmatization of obesity with a child or adolescent and his or her family, it is important to tell them:

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27. When discussing weight management with a 10-year-old male child who is obese and his parents, the clinician tells them that:

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28. Which is a correct statement about advocacy by healthcare professionals to prevent childhood obesity?

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29. When counseling a 14-year-old male adolescent and his mother about medications for obesity, the clinician correctly states that:

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30. Which is a correct statement about ethical issues and policy-making efforts in regard to childhood obesity?


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