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Assessment of Risk Factors Assessment of Risk Factors

ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Obesity has identified the following resources to assist obstetrician-gynecologists and women's health care providers in assessing obesity-related risk factors. 

Synopsis and Tools

In this synopsis, ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Obesity reviews important elements of assessing obesity-related risk factors: Assessment of Risk Factors (PDF).

To complement this synopsis, the Work Group also developed a Waist Circumference Tool.

Web Resources

ACOG's Wellness Work Group on Obesity has identified the following resources as potentially helpful in assessing obesity-related risk factors:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Obesity in Adults: Screening and Management, June 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patient forms and questionnaires that can be modified/adapted for use into clinical practice:

Printable Tools for Practice from the Wellness Work Group on Obesity:

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Web Resources (PDF)

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