Cited 3 times in

Is abdominal obesity associated with the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in Korean school-aged children?

Authors
 Choon Ok Kim ; Chung Mo Nam ; Ji Won Lee ; Joon Chang ; Duk-Chul Lee 
Citation
 Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, Vol.6(5) : 313~317, 2012 
Journal Title
 Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 
ISSN
 1750-2640 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Given their medical vulnerabilities, we investigated the epidemiological factors related to H1N1 infection in school-aged children. METHODS: This study analyzed data collected on 7448 school-aged children in South Korea between 18 November and 8 December 2009. RESULTS: We found that H1N1 infection was associated with body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), the use of facemasks, contact history with H1N1-infected persons, and overseas travel history (P < 0·05). In addition, WC quartiles were significantly associated with H1N1 infection after adjusting for BMI and other confounding variables [OR (95% CI): 1·00, 1·10 (0·72-1·45), 1·13 (0·76-1·67), and 2·71 (1·74-4·24), respectively). CONCLUSIONS: Abdominal obesity and the use of facemasks appear to be independently associated with H1N1 infection in school-aged children. We infer that providing education on wearing facemasks and specific planning for abdominally obese children and adolescents may be effective means of reducing the spread of the influenza pandemic in school-aged children.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/90419
DOI
10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00318.x
Appears in Collections:
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Preventive Medicine
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Family Medicine
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Internal Medicine
Yonsei Authors
사서에게 알리기
  feedback
Link
 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00318.x/abstract
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML

qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse