Journal article

Body mass index and Blount disease

Marinis Pirpiris, Kent R Jackson, Eugene Farng, Richard E Bowen, Norman Y Otsuka

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2006

Abstract

As the increasing prevalence of overweight and obese children is approaching epidemic proportions in North America, this study was designed to investigate whether Body Mass Index (BMI) and age- and gender-specific percentile Body Mass Index (BMI %) are associated with the likelihood of being listed for surgery for Blount disease after initial presentation to a tertiary referral centre. In a restrospective consecutive sample of 102 children with an average age of 5.9 +/- 4.3 years, it was determined that there was a significant association between BMI and BMI% and being listed for surgery, after adjusting for the effects of the child's age and gender, with mean odds ratios of 1.30 (95% confid..

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