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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE   2014 , Volume 5 , Number 6; Page(s) 695 To 702.
 
Paper: 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION?BODY MASS INDEX FOR AGE CRITERIA AS A TOOL FOR PREDICTION OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT MORBIDITY: A NOVEL APPROACH IN SOUTHERN KARNATAKA, INDIA

 
 
Author(s):  KULKARNI PRAVEEN*, NAGENDRA -, ASHOK N.C., KUMAR D.SUNIL, SIDDALINGAPPA HUGARA, MADHU B.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE, JSS MEDICAL COLLEGE, SHRI SHIVARATHREESHWARA NAGARA, MYSORE ? 570 015, KARNATAKA, INDIA
 
Abstract: 

Background: Health status of children and adolescents is determined to a larger extent by their nutritional status. There are no published studies available on the influence of thinness on childhood morbidity using new World Health Organization-body mass index (WHO-BMI) for age criteria.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in primary, high schools, pre-university and degree colleges at southern Karnataka for a period of 1 year.
Results: Majority 6924 (53.6%) were in the age group of 15-19 years with the mean age of 14.2±3.1 years.6167 (47.7%) were males and 6749 (52.3%) were females. As per WHO growth standards for children between 5 and 19 years, taking BMI for age criteria into account, 9092 (70.4%) subjects were found to be normal, 3660 (28.3%) thin and 164 (1.3%) overweight/obesity.8224 (63.7%) subjects were suffering from some sort of morbidities. Mean morbidities rank for subjects with thinness was found to be significantly higher compared with normal and overweight/obese subjects. Thinness was found to be the major predictor of morbidity age, sex and residing in rural areas.
Conclusions: Magnitude of thinness among children and adolescents was 28.3%. BMI for age criteria was found to be a significant predictor of childhood and adolescent morbidity.

 
Keyword(s): ADOLESCENT, BODY MASS INDEX FOR AGE CRITERIA, CHILDHOOD, MORBIDITY, OBESE, OVERWEIGHT, THINNESS
 
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