To determine: Whether severe childhood obesity is a life-threatening form of abuse that justifies removing a child from his or her parents.
Concept introduction: Obesity is referred as excess body fat, and body mass index (BMI) is an index to measure it. Childhood obesity is a serious health challenge. It may pose as a risk factor for comorbid conditions. BMI percentile is used to measure obesity in children and young people. It takes into account that children and young people are growing at different rates based on their age and sex.
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