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    BobSmith is offline Senior Member
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    Default rise in obesity {in | among} children

    Which sounds more natural in AmE?

    What is causing this dramatic rise in obesity {in | among} children?

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    Default Re: rise in obesity {in | among} children

    I prefer "in," but like even better to say "in childhood obesity."

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    Default Re: rise in obesity {in | among} children

    I think reading this fact uses among in a slightly different way:
    Similarly since 1980, overweight rates have doubled among children and
    tripled among adolescents increasing the number of years they are
    exposed to the health risks of obesity. - source
    "[obesity] rates have doubled among children"
    versus
    "rise in obesity in children"

    I'm still not sure

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    Default Re: rise in obesity {in | among} children

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    I think reading this fact uses among in a slightly different way:
    Similarly since 1980, overweight rates have doubled among children and
    tripled among adolescents increasing the number of years they are
    exposed to the health risks of obesity. - source
    "[obesity] rates have doubled among children"
    versus
    "rise in obesity in children"

    I'm still not sure
    I am sorry, but I really don't understand that.

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    Default Re: rise in obesity {in | among} children

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I am sorry, but I really don't understand that.
    For an English teacher, you seem to have a lot of trouble understanding English.

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    Default Re: rise in obesity {in | among} children

    Was that called for?

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    Default Re: rise in obesity {in | among} children

    Eh, in retrospect, probably not.

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