The Analysis of BMI, Asthma Prevalence, and Lung Functions of Schoolchildren in Southern Taiwan

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00629785
First received: February 26, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2007
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The prevalence of obesity and asthma has increased in recent decades. We investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and lung function, and also tried to determine if asthma prevalence differs between obese and non-obese children. We propose this cross-sectional, retrospective analysis to figure out whether the BMI is associated with elevated prevalence of asthma, and how their lung function changes in different BMI groups.


Condition
Asthma
Obesity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 16 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • students representing all grades in a total of 123 junior high schools in southern Taiwan (Kaohsiung and Pintong) between 1995-1996

Exclusion Criteria:

  • failure to obtain ISAAC questionnaire
  • failure to preform lung functions study
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Ying-Chin Ko Faculty of Public Health, Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00629785     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KMUH-IRB-960129
Study First Received: February 26, 2008
Last Updated: February 26, 2008
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:
asthma
pulmonary function tests
obesity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Obesity
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

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