Associations between childhood obesity and upper and lower extremity injuries.

  title={Associations between childhood obesity and upper and lower extremity injuries.},
  author={Annette L. Adams and Jeffrey I. Kessler and Krikor Deramerian and Ning Smith and Mary Helen Black and Amy H. Porter and Steven J. Jacobsen and Corinna Koebnick},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  volume={19 3},
OBJECTIVES To estimate the overall and age-specific associations between obesity and extremity musculoskeletal injuries and pain in children. METHODS This cross-sectional study used information from electronic medical records of 913178 patients aged 2-19 years enrolled in an integrated health plan in the period 2007-2009. Children were classified as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or moderately/extremely obese and, using multivariable logistic regression methods, the associations… CONTINUE READING
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