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Table 1 Inclusion, Exclusion, and Opt-out Criteria

From: Rationale and design of “Hearts & Parks”: study protocol for a pragmatic randomized clinical trial of an integrated clinic-community intervention to treat pediatric obesity

Inclusion Criteria
• Child age 5–18 years
• Child body mass index ≥95th percentile
• Parent can speak and read in English or Spanish
• Parent ownership of a device that is able to receive and send text messages
Exclusion Criteria
• Live farther than a 20-mile radius from the Bull City Fit program site
• Endogenous or genetic cause of obesity
• Taking a medication that causes weight gain
• Participation in a pediatric weight management program within 12 months
• Parent or child significant health problem that would limit participation
• Pregnancy in patients of child-bearing age
Opt-out Criteria
Primary care physician opts patient out of study for reasons including: severe obesity (BMI > 160% of sex- and age-specific 95th percentile), urgent co-morbidities, parental unwillingness to be contacted by a research assistant, or at physician clinical judgment.