Childhood Obesity Quiz
by Staff
Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that, worldwide, 22 million kids under the age of 5 are overweight. Learn more about this epidemic with our childhood obesity quiz.

What percentage of U.S. kids does childhood obesity affect?

  • about 5 percent
  • about 12 percent
  • about 17 percent
  • about 25 percent

Which of the following is not considered an obesity-related problem?

  • type-2 diabetes
  • hypertension
  • orthopedic problems
  • fibromyalgia
  • high cholesterol

Fact or fiction: Childhood obesity is always caused by too much food and too little exercise.

  • fact
  • fiction

What tool or tools are commonly used by pediatricians to determine if a child is overweight or obese?

  • hemoglobin electrophoresis
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Apgar score
  • growth charts and body mass index charts

A child is considered obese when his or her body weight is _____ than recommended for his or her height and body style?

  • 5 percent higher
  • 10 percent higher
  • 15 percent higher
  • 25 percent higher

At what age does an obesity problem commonly begin to surface?

  • at birth
  • around 18 months
  • between the ages of 2 and 3, and during pre-adolescence
  • between the ages of 5 and 6, and during adolescence

According to the BMI for age charts, at what percentile is a child considered at risk for becoming overweight or obese?

  • between the 85th and 95th percentiles
  • between the 80th and 90th percentiles
  • between the 75th and 85th percentiles
  • between the 70th and 80th percentiles

Childhood obesity is linked to adult obesity -- the weight you carry as a child or teen carries with you into adulthood. Based on childhood obesity rates from 2000, researchers estimate that how many 35-year-olds will be obese in the year 2020?

  • 12 percent of women and 9 percent of men
  • 37 percent of women and 29 percent of men
  • 44 percent of women and 37 percent of men
  • 60 percent of women and 42 percent of men

What state has the highest rate of obesity in kids and teens ages 10 to 17?

  • Colorado
  • Mississippi
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia

What state has the lowest rate of obesity in kids and teens ages 10 to 17?

  • Colorado
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Maryland
  • West Virginia