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

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First received: February 26, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2007
History: No changes posted
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.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective

Further study details as provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:


Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 16 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00629785

Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Study Chair: Ying-Chin Ko Faculty of Public Health, Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  More Information Identifier: NCT00629785     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KMUH-IRB-960129 
Study First Received: February 26, 2008
Last Updated: February 26, 2008
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

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