Childhood obesity continues to be a leading public health concern
Childhood obesity continues to be a leading public health concern that disproportionately affects low-income and minority children. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, obesity prevalence among low-income, preschool-aged children increased steadily from 12.4% in 1998 to 14.5% in 2003, but subsequently remained essentially the same, with 14.6% prevalence in 2008. Compare the percentages for 1998 and 2008 using a ratio, and interpret.
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