Table 4

Prevalence (95% confidence interval) of at-risk-for-overweight ( ≥ 85 percentile)1 and overweight ( ≥ 95 percentile) by age in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

*NHANES 1999–2000

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD) N = 42


AT-RISK-FOR-OVERWEIGHT

2–5 yr

22.6%

23.8% (5.6, 42.0)

6–11 yr

31.2%

37.8% (14.0, 61.6)

12–19 yr

30.9%

80% (44.9, 100.0+)

Overall

31.0%

35.7% (21.2, 50.2)

OVERWEIGHT

2–5 yr

10.3%

14.2% (0.0, 29.1)

6–11 yr

15.8%

18.8% (0.0, 37.9)

12–19 yr

16.1%

50% (6.1, 93.8)

Overall

16.0%

19.0% (7.1, 30.1)


1CDC recommended cut-off points for at-risk-for overweight and overweight (11). * Hedley et al. JAMA 2004

Curtin et al. BMC Pediatrics 2005 5:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-5-48

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