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Citation

Kim SJ, Ahn J, Kim HK, Kim JH. Acta Paediatr. 2016; 105(10): 1152-1157.

Affiliation

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/apa.13343

PMID

27634684

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Two of the most prevalent problems children facing worldwide are injuries and obesity. We conducted a systematic review of published studies that evaluated the effects of obesity on children with traumatic injuries. Six studies published between 2006 and 2014 were identified, comprising a total of 4594 children: 867 were obese and 3727 were not. Obese children were 25% more likely to have extremity fractures than nonobese children (p = 0.003), and their mortality rate was significantly higher at 4.7% versus 2.8% (p = 0.026).

CONCLUSION: Our review showed that obese children were more likely to have extremity fractures and die of traumatic injuries than nonobese children.

©2016 Foundation Acta Paediatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Language: en

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