Prevalence of obesity among paediatrics (0-15 years) at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital: A retrospective chart review

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/315541
Title:
Prevalence of obesity among paediatrics (0-15 years) at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital: A retrospective chart review
Authors:
Al-Harthy, Shadiya
Abstract:
To investigate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among paediatric patients aged (0-15 years) at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, SQUH between 2007 and 2012. Design - A retrospective chart review study. A total of 3,657 paediatric patients 0-15 year olds who consulted the SQUH paediatric services between 2007 and 2012 were included in the analysis. Data was abstracted from the electronic medical records database. The WHO reference cut-offs BMIs (> +1 and > +2 standard deviation scores [SDS]) were used for overweight and obesity respectively. The overall prevalence of childhood overweight was (11.3%) and obesity (9.4%) in all age groups. There was no significant difference (P=0.564) between boys and girls. A significant increase of overweight (8.0% vs 12.4%, P=0.001) and obesity (4.2% vs 12.9%, P=0.001) was found between younger age group (3-5 years) and the older (10-15 years) age group. An increasing annual trend of obesity (6.2%, 7.8%, 9.3%, 10.5% and 11.5%) was evident (P=0.029) between year 2007 and 2011 respectively, with a slight decrease (9.9%) in 2012. Nevertheless, findings also suggest underweight prevalence of 14.2% among paediatric patients of which 4.5% are severely underweight. The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity is increasing among SQUH paediatrics. The present study provides useful insight for policy development to establish better monitoring system, management and prevention efforts within the SQUH. However, underweight remain a problem that equally requires further attention and intervention.
Advisors:
Fallows, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/315541
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorFallows, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Harthy, Shadiyaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-09T13:51:49Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-09T13:51:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/315541-
dc.description.abstractTo investigate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among paediatric patients aged (0-15 years) at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, SQUH between 2007 and 2012. Design - A retrospective chart review study. A total of 3,657 paediatric patients 0-15 year olds who consulted the SQUH paediatric services between 2007 and 2012 were included in the analysis. Data was abstracted from the electronic medical records database. The WHO reference cut-offs BMIs (> +1 and > +2 standard deviation scores [SDS]) were used for overweight and obesity respectively. The overall prevalence of childhood overweight was (11.3%) and obesity (9.4%) in all age groups. There was no significant difference (P=0.564) between boys and girls. A significant increase of overweight (8.0% vs 12.4%, P=0.001) and obesity (4.2% vs 12.9%, P=0.001) was found between younger age group (3-5 years) and the older (10-15 years) age group. An increasing annual trend of obesity (6.2%, 7.8%, 9.3%, 10.5% and 11.5%) was evident (P=0.029) between year 2007 and 2011 respectively, with a slight decrease (9.9%) in 2012. Nevertheless, findings also suggest underweight prevalence of 14.2% among paediatric patients of which 4.5% are severely underweight. The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity is increasing among SQUH paediatrics. The present study provides useful insight for policy development to establish better monitoring system, management and prevention efforts within the SQUH. However, underweight remain a problem that equally requires further attention and intervention.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectchildhood overweighten
dc.subjectBMI-for-ageen
dc.subjectWHO standardsen
dc.subjectOmanen
dc.titlePrevalence of obesity among paediatrics (0-15 years) at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital: A retrospective chart reviewen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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