Analysis of Anthropometric and Clinical Data in Obese Children in Changwon

창원지역 일부 비만아의 체격지수와 생화학적 지표에 관한 연구

  • Lee, Kyung-Hea (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Changwon National University) ;
  • Yoon, Sang-Yeun (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Changwon National University) ;
  • Her, Eun-Sil (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Changwon National University) ;
  • Lee, Kap-Yeon (Health Center, Changwon City) ;
  • Lee, Ju-Hee (Health Center, Changwon City) ;
  • Ju, Jeong (Health Center, Changwon City) ;
  • Jang, Dong-Su (Health Center, Changwon City)
  • 이경혜 (창원대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 윤상연 (창원대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 허은실 (창원대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이갑연 (창원시 보건소) ;
  • 이주희 (창원시 보건소) ;
  • 주정 (창원시 보건소) ;
  • 장동수 (창원시 보건소)
  • Published : 1999.10.01


In this study, we investigated the effects of obesity index on the risk factors of chronic diseases in obese children. The subjects were male and female children aged 9 to 12. The average obesity index was 147.7$\pm$13.8% in boys and 147.6$\pm$16.5% in girls. The average percentages of body fat was significantly higher in boys(33.9$\pm$5.7%) than in girls(30.7$\pm$4.4%). It was found that 26% of subjects had abnormal serum GOT and GPT values. Percentages of subjects at risk of cardiovascular disease(CVD) based on corresponding criteria of TG, T chol, HDL chol, and LDL chol were 28.6%, 28.6%, 45.5% and 42.7%, respectively. The risk of CVD was increased with the degree of obesity, which was not significant. The AI(atherogenic index) was higher in boys(4.6$\pm$2.3) than in girls(3.6$\pm$1.2). The serum T chol and LDL chol levels of subjects whose mother are in thirties were significantly higher than those of subjects whose mother are in fourties. The T chol levels of subjects who had mother with job were significantly higher compaired to those of subjects who had housewife mother. The results indicated the urgent need of nu tritional management for the obese children to prevent further devel opment of childhood obesity and hyperlipidemia. Based upon this study, devising method and media for the mother nutritional education as well as for the children nutritional education is required for better growth and health promotion of primary school children.


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