A study of clinical profile of children with obesity at tertiary health care centre

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2019, Vol 9, Issue 2


Background: Obesity among children, adolescents and adults has emerged as one of the most serious public health concerns in the 21st century. The worldwide prevalence of childhood obesity has increased strikingly over the past 3 decades. Aims and Objectives: To Study Clinical profile of children with Obesity at tertiary health care centre. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study carried out in the Children and adolescents at tertiary health care centre during the one year period i.e. March 2017 to March 2018, so in the one year period there were 80 patients diagnosed with obesity by Body Mass Index (BMI) Growth charts. The data was entered to excel sheets and analyzed by Excel software for windows 10. Result: The average age of the children was 10.22 ± 3.62 Yrs. and range was 2-20 Yrs. The majority of the patients were males i.e. 51.25% and females were 48.75%. The most common complains of patient were Excess weight gain in 97.5%, GERD in 28.75%, Indigestion in 21.25%, Constipation in 18.75%, Shortness breath in 11.25%, C/o Stretch marks on abdomen in 10%, Small penis specially in adolescent boys was 3.75%, Amenorrhea in 2.5%. The most common cause of obesity was Exogenous Obesity with Insulin resistance in 72.5%, Exogenous Obesity in 11.25%, Apparently healthy individuals were 7.5 %, Exogenous Obesity+ Insulin resistance+PCOD in 2.5%, Exogenous Obesity+ Insulin resistance+ +PCOD+ Vit.D Def in 1.25%, Exogenous Obesity+ Insulin resistance+ +PCOD in 1.25%, Exogenous Obesity+ Insulin resistance+Vit.D def. in 1.25%, Pradder willi syndrome in 1.25%, Infantile syndrome in 1.25% Conclusion: It can be concluded from our study that the most common complains of patient were Excess weight gain, GERD, Indigestion, Constipation. The most common cause of obesity was Exogenous Obesity with Insulin resistance, PCOD, Vit.D Deficiency in combination.

Authors and Affiliations

Kudlappa Angadi, Sharanagouda Patil


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  • EP ID EP469602
  • DOI 10.26611/1014929
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Kudlappa Angadi, Sharanagouda Patil (2019). A study of clinical profile of children with obesity at tertiary health care centre. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 9(2), 75-78. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-469602