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Obesity Childhood in Cuenca-Ecuador: Prevalence and Risk Factors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01381978
First Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 23, 2012
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Collaborators:
University Rovira i Virgili
Universiteit Antwerpen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Victoria Abril, Universidad de Cuenca
  Purpose

Hypothesis: Obesity in children of Cuenca is related with socioeconomical status and physical activity habits.

Summary:

The prevalence of obesity and overweigh in all age groups are increasing rapidly in the world. Some factors like physical activity, socioeconomical status, dietary habits, gender, besides genetic factors influence in the development of obesity.

In Cuenca - Ecuador lack information related to prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and the risk factors related.

Socioeconomical status and quality of physical activity are assessed using specially designed questionnaires in a randomized sample of children 6 to 9 years of age of Cuenca city. Nutritional status is assessed using body mass index, relation weight/age and height/age. These data are helpful to develop programs focused to improve nutritional status in scholars of Cuenca.


Condition
Obesity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Baseline Study. Obesity Childhood in Cuenca-Ecuador: Prevalence and Risk Factors

Further study details as provided by Victoria Abril, Universidad de Cuenca:

Enrollment: 700
Study Start Date: October 2010
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children (girls and boys) 6 to 9 years of age. Sample ramdomized of urban schools of Cuenca Ecuador
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All children of selected sample with an approved consent by their parents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with malformations that not permit take anthropometric measures.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01381978


Locations
Ecuador
Universidad de Cuenca
Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador, 0101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidad de Cuenca
University Rovira i Virgili
Universiteit Antwerpen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Victoria Abril, MSc Victoria Abril. Researcher University of Cuenca, Universidad de Cuenca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01381978     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DIUC
First Submitted: June 23, 2011
First Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 23, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by Victoria Abril, Universidad de Cuenca:
Nutritional status of scholars
Risk factors of obesity
Socioeconomical status
Physical activity habits

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms