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Obesity

Which of the following best describes obesity in the United States?

a. Endemic

b. Epidemic

c. Pandemic

d. Syndemic

Body mass index (BMI) is defined as which of the following?

Reproduced with permission from Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al (eds): Obesity. In Williams Obstetrics, 24th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2014, Fig. 48-1.

a. Height in inches divided by weight in pounds squared.

b. Weight in pounds divided by height in inches squared.

c. Weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared.

d. Height in meters divided by weight in kilograms squared.

A 22-year-old G1P0 presents for prenatal care at 8 weeks’ gestation. She has a BMI of 26. The National Institutes of Health classifies this patient as which of the following?

a. Normal

b. Overweight

c. Obese–class 1

d. Obese–class 2

A 19-year-old G1P0 presents for her first prenatal care appointment. She weighs 270 pounds and is 67 inches tall. Using the figure provided, what is the patient’s BMI?

a. < 18.5

b. 19–25

c. 25–30

d. > 30.0

Based on this figure, which of the following statements is true?

Reproduced with permission from Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al (eds): Obesity. In Williams Obstetrics, 24th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2014, Fig. 48-2.

a. The prevalence of obesity increases with age.

b. Race is not a factor in the prevalence of female obesity.

c. Obesity is more common in Hispanic women than in black, non-Hispanic women.

d. Obesity is more common in white, non-Hispanic women than in Hispanic women.

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