Association between obesity and eczema prevalence, severity and poorer health in US adolescents.

@article{Silverberg2014AssociationBO,
  title={Association between obesity and eczema prevalence, severity and poorer health in US adolescents.},
  author={Jonathan I Silverberg and E L Simpson},
  journal={Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={172-81}
}
BACKGROUND Identification of modifiable risk factors for the development of eczema is of major public health significance. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the effects of obesity in adolescence on the prevalence, severity, and quality of life of patients with eczema. METHODS We used the 2007-2008 National Survey of Children's Health, including a nationally representative sample of 45,897 adolescents aged 10 to 17 years. Caregiver report of eczema, health status, height, weight… CONTINUE READING