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|Title: ||Defining morbid obesity in children based on BMI 40 at age 18 using the extended international (IOTF) cut-offs|
|Authors: ||BERVOETS, Liene|
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Citation: ||PEDIATRIC OBESITY, 9 (5), p. e94-98|
|Abstract: ||Background: Studies have reported that children who are obese are becoming more severely obese.
Objective: We aimed to classify obese children based on age- and gender-specific centile curves passing through body mass index (BMI) 30, 35 and 40 at age 18 as ‘class I’, ‘class II’ or severe, and ‘class III’ or morbid obesity.
Methods: In addition to the International Obesity Task Force BMI cut-offs corresponding to BMI 30 and 35, we calculated the BMI cut-offs corresponding to BMI 40 using the LMS method proposed by Cole and
Lobstein. We classified 217 obese children according to these criteria.
Results: Fifty-six (25.8%) children had class III obesity, 73 (33.6%) class II obesity and 88 (40.6%) class I obesity. Class III obese children had a higher waist circumference, systolic blood pressure and fasting insulinaemia compared with less obese children.
Conclusion: It is clinically important to classify obese children in different classes of obesity severity.|
|Notes: ||Bervoets, L (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Martelarenlaan 42, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ISI #: ||000342991900005|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||ecoom, 2015|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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