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The Analysis of BMI, Asthma Prevalence, and Lung Functions of Schoolchildren in Southern Taiwan

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00629785
First Posted: March 6, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2008
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Information provided by:
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
  Purpose
The prevalence of obesity and asthma has increased in recent decades. We investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and lung function, and also tried to determine if asthma prevalence differs between obese and non-obese children. We propose this cross-sectional, retrospective analysis to figure out whether the BMI is associated with elevated prevalence of asthma, and how their lung function changes in different BMI groups.

Condition
Asthma Obesity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • students representing all grades in a total of 123 junior high schools in southern Taiwan (Kaohsiung and Pintong) between 1995-1996

Exclusion Criteria:

  • failure to obtain ISAAC questionnaire
  • failure to preform lung functions study
  Contacts and Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Ying-Chin Ko Faculty of Public Health, Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00629785     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KMUH-IRB-960129
First Submitted: February 26, 2008
First Posted: March 6, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2008
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:
asthma
pulmonary function tests
obesity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases