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What is the definition or description of: overweight child?

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Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 19 years experience
BMI 85-95%: An overweight child is a child who's body mass index (BMI) is between 85-95%le. This is calculated using his/her weight and height and then compared with other children in a standard graph. If their BMI is >95%le they fall in the obesity category.
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