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Childhood obesity in ambulatory children and adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy in Korea

Authors
 E. S. Park  ;  W. H. Chang  ;  J. H. Park  ;  J. K. Yoo  ;  S. M. Kim  ;  D.-w. Rha 
Citation
 NEUROPEDIATRICS, Vol.42(2) : 60-66, 2011 
Journal Title
NEUROPEDIATRICS
ISSN
 0174-304X 
Issue Date
2011
MeSH
Adolescent ; Ambulatory Care/methods ; Ambulatory Care/statistics & numerical data* ; Analysis of Variance ; Cerebral Palsy/epidemiology* ; Child ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Obesity/epidemiology* ; Prevalence ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology ; Retrospective Studies
Keywords
obesity ; prevalence ; cerebral palsy ; children ; adolescents
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Childhood obesity is an emerging health issue in Korea. We investigated the prevalence of obesity and its trend over time in ambulatory Korean children with CP.

METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 1,397 children with CP between 1995 and 2008. The data were grouped into 4 time periods (1995-1997, 1998-2002, 2003-2004 and 2005-2008). The prevalence of obesity over each period and its relationship to gender, birth weight, age, and gross motor function classification system were investigated.

RESULTS: The percentage of obese children was 5.8%, overweight children 11.2%, and underweight children 10.4%. The prevalence of obesity significantly increased from the first time period to the third time period. The prevalence of obesity found in our study was significantly lower than the report from the U.S.A. during same time period between 1994 and 2004 (p<0.05). The prevalence of obesity significantly decreased with age as well.

CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of obesity in our subjects significantly increased and has reached a plateau in recent years. Compared to the prevalence of childhood obesity in ambulatory individuals with CP in the U.S.A. study, the prevalence in our study was significantly lower
Full Text
https://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0031-1279724
DOI
10.1055/s-0031-1279724
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine (재활의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Rha, Dong Wook(나동욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7153-4937
Park, Eun Sook(박은숙) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9144-3063
Park, Jin Hee(박진희)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/93241
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