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Obesity Data

To view the 2016 Early Childhood Data Brief, click the image below.
BMI surveillence. Click to access PDF.

For more data on national BMI trends visit the CDC’s database.   

Early Childhood BMI Surveillance Project

The Ohio Department of Health is conducting a statewide oral health and Body Mass Index (BMI) screening survey of preschool-aged children to end in June 2017. About 2,500-3,000 children at 85 early care and education centers will be screened. Sites were chosen to be representative of the state as a whole. This surveillance will show the most realistic picture of early childhood obesity for the entire state of Ohio in existence. The resulting BMI data will also inform future ECOPP initiatives.


Last Updated: 4/11/2017