Impact of Body Weight on the Immediate Health of the Pediatric Population

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Antonios Likourezos, Maimonides Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00267631
First received: December 19, 2005
Last updated: July 29, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
  Purpose

Objective: Obesity amongst children is a public health issue in the United States and is rising at an alarming rate. The purpose of this study is to determine if there is any correlation between At Risk body weight (overweight and obese) and immediate health of the pediatric population.

Methodology: As part of routine patient care, we measured length in addition to weight of patients 2 years to 18 years of age presenting to the pediatric emergency department. A report was run monthly to calculate the BMI of all patients for whom data is available. The data were plotted on the year 2000 gender based BMI for age percentile growth charts from CDC. A retrospective electronic chart review was conducted for patients At Risk body weight (BMI ≥ 85%), and were compared to "control" or healthy (BMI of 25 - 75 %) group for six groups of final ED diagnoses of infectious diseases.


Condition Phase
Childhood Obesity
Phase 0

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Influence of Childhood Obesity on Presentation to a Pediatric Emergency Department

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Further study details as provided by Maimonides Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diagnosis of Infectious Disease [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Children visiting the ED having an infectious disease


Enrollment: 5392
Study Start Date: April 2005
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
At Risk Body Weight
Children with a BMI greater and equal to 85%
Normal Body Weight
Children with a BMI of 25 to 75%

Detailed Description:

A. Background and Significance:

Obesity is a public health issue in the United States. Obesity amongst children is rising at an alarming rate. Thirty percent of US children aged 6 to 19 are over weight and 15 % are obese1. It is estimated that over 18 million US children are over weight. The long-term impact of childhood obesity on such diseases as Diabetes, Asthmaand Hypertension, is well studied. The effects of childhood obesity on the current health status of the pediatric population have not been studied.

B. Methodology:

As part of routine patient care, we measured length in addition to weight of patients 2 years to 18 years of age presenting to the pediatric emergency department. A report was run monthly to calculate the BMI of all patients for whom data is available. The data were plotted on the year 2000 gender based BMI for age percentile growth charts from CDC. A retrospective electronic chart review was conducted for patients At Risk body weight (BMI ≥ 85%), and were compared to "control" or healthy (BMI of 25 - 75 %) group for six groups of final ED diagnoses of infectious disease (ID). Data were entered and analyzed via SPSS 14.0 for Windows 2000 software systems.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Patients

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:Age 2-18 yrs for whom a length and weight is possible -

Exclusion Criteria:Under 2 yrs or over 18 yrs of age or inability to weigh and measure pt

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Locations
United States, New York
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11219
Sponsors and Collaborators
Antonios Likourezos
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Estevan Garcia, MD Maimonides Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Antonios Likourezos, Research Manager, Maimonides Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00267631     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-02-VA10
Study First Received: December 19, 2005
Results First Received: February 27, 2013
Last Updated: July 29, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Maimonides Medical Center:
children, obesity, emergency medicine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014