Relationship of Obesity and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) amongst 8-15 Years Old School Children

Authors

  • Delowar Hossain Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • Selina Khanum Professor, Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Choudhury Ali Kawser Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics, BSMMU, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjch.v39i2.31537

Keywords:

Obese, non-obese, PEFR, BMI

Abstract

Background: Obesity is rapidly escalating worldwide in all age groups. Childhood obesity is associated with a greater long-term risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adulthood.

Objectives: To observe the relationship of peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) with obesity.

Methods: Two hundred students were selected from two different schools of Narayanganj city by following inclusion criteria- for group A: BMI of > 95th percentile for age and sex was taken as obese and for group B: BMI of 10th- 85th percentile for age and sex was taken as non-obese. The anthropometric measurements and PEFR were measured by standard procedure.

Results: PEFR were found statistically significant in non-obese than obese groups (p<0.05) in the following variables-height, weight, BMI and age. The stronger correlation was with BMI, weight and height (P < 0.001) and lesser correlation was with age (<0.05)

Conclusion: This study PEFR significant positive correlation with non-obese than obese children.

Bangladesh J Child Health 2015; VOL 39 (2) :77-81

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Delowar Hossain, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet



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Published

2017-02-13

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Hossain, D., Khanum, S., & Kawser, C. A. (2017). Relationship of Obesity and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) amongst 8-15 Years Old School Children. Bangladesh Journal of Child Health, 39(2), 77–81. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjch.v39i2.31537

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