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Characterizing severe obesity in children and youth referred for weight management Open Access
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Padwal, Rajdeep S.
Mager, Diana R.
Chan, Catherine B.
Ball, Geoff D. C.
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Background Severe obesity (SO) in pediatrics has become increasing prevalent in recent decades. The objective of our study was to examine differences in demographic, anthropometric, cardiometabolic, and lifestyle variables in children and youth with SO versus their less overweight/obese (OW/OB) peers. Methods A retrospective medical record review of 6-19 year old participants enrolled in an outpatient pediatric weight management clinic was conducted. SO (body mass index [BMI] ≥99th percentile) and OW/OB (BMI ≥85th and <99th percentile) groups were created according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definitions. Demographic, anthropometric, cardiometabolic and lifestyle data reported at baseline (pre-intervention) were retrieved. Results Of the 345 participants, most were girls (56.2%), Caucasian (78.7%), and had family incomes > $50,000/year (65.7%). The SO group (n = 161) had lower HDL-cholesterol and higher liver enzymes, insulin resistance and blood pressure than the OW/OB group (n = 184; all p
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Salawi, H., Ambler, K., Padwal, R. S., Mager, D. R., Chan, C. B., & Ball, G. D. C. (2014). Characterizing severe obesity in children and youth referred for weight management. BMC Pediatrics, 14(154), [9 pages]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-14-154
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