Obesity Algorithm Challenge: 8 Questions

October 24, 2018
Sydney Jennings
Sydney Jennings

Test your knowledge of the newly updated obesity algorithm from the Obesity Medicine Association with this 8-question challenge. 

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) recently released the 2018 updates to The Obesity Algorithm® for pediatric and adult patients. How much do you know about obesity trends, categories, and treatments? Find out with our 8-question quiz below.

 

Question 1.

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Answer: B. False. Between 2015 and 2016, the prevalence of obesity was higher among US adults (40%) vs youth (18.5%).

 

Question 2.

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Answer: D. 35-39.9. A BMI between 18.5-24.9 kg/m2 is classified as normal, 25.0-29.9 kg/m2 is classified as overweight, 30.0-34.9 kg/m2 is classified as class I obesity, 35-39.9 kg/m2 is classified as class II obesity, and ≥40 kg/m2 is classified as class III obesity.

 

Question 3.

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Answer: D. 32%. In women, a body fat percentage of ≥32% is classified as overweight or obese.

 

Question 4.

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Answer: B. False. DXA measures fat mass and lean soft tissue mass OR soft tissue mass and bone mineral mass, but not fat mass and soft tissue mass.

 

Question 5.

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Answer: E. B and D. The prevalence of obesity was highest among non-Hispanic black and Hispanic adults vs non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic Asian adults.

 

Question 6.

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Answer: C. Orlistat. While orlistat (Alli, Xenical) is an FDA-approved anti-obesity drug, it was approved in 1999. Phentermine HCL/topiramate extended release (Qsymia) and lorcaserin (Belviq) were first approved in 2012 and liraglutide (Saxenda) was first approved in 2014.

 

Question 7.

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Answer: A. <5000. <5000 steps taken per day is considered sedentary and this is the national average for US adults.

 

Question 8.

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Answer: A. True. The OMA recommends that patients walk 10 minutes for every hour they have been sitting.

References:

For more information, please visit www.obesityalgorithm.org.