Descriptive analysis of Ben Taub Pediatric Weight Management Program

Jennifer O'Rear, The University of Texas School of Public Health


The purpose of this study is to descriptively analyze the current program at Ben Taub Pediatric Weight Management Program in Houston, Texas, a program designed to help overweight children ages three to eighteen to lose weight. In Texas, approximately one in every three children is overweight or obese. Obesity is seen at an even greater level within Ben Taub due to the hospital's high rate of service for underserved minority populations (Dehghan et al, 2005; Tyler and Horner, 2008; Hunt, 2009). The weight management program consists of nutritional, behavioral, physical activity, and medical counseling. Analysis will focus on changes in weight, BMI, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure from 2007–2010 for all participants who attended at least two weight management sessions. Recommendations will be given in response to the results of the data analysis.

Subject Area

Public health

Recommended Citation

O'Rear, Jennifer, "Descriptive analysis of Ben Taub Pediatric Weight Management Program" (2011). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1497543.