More Poor Preschoolers Overweight

Remona Cowles (remona@portland.quik.com)
Sat, 06 Feb 1999 09:17:09 -0800


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04:18 PM ET 02/02/99

More Poor Preschoolers Overweight

 More Poor Preschoolers Overweight
           ATLANTA (AP) _ More and more
preschoolers from poor families are
 overweight, the government reported Tuesday.
           The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention said 8.6 percent
 of the low-income 2- to 4-year-olds it studied in
1997 were
 overweight, up from 7 percent in 1989. Among
children under 2, the
 percentage rose from 10.8 to 11.3.
           Researchers believe the increase is due
to high-calorie
 convenience foods rather than lack of physical
activity, said Dr.
 Kelley Scanlon of the CDC.
           The report showed some improvement.
           The percentage of poor infants who were
breast-fed rose from
 35.3 in 1989 to 46.2 in 1997.
           And the percentage of low-income
children under 2 who were
 anemic declined from 19.4 to 18.4, though the
number of black
 children with anemia rose from 21 percent to 24.6
percent.
           The CDC studied low-income children
from 44 states, the District
 of Columbia and five Indian tribes.
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