PROVIDER PRACTICE, OVERWEIGHT AND ASSOCIATED RISK VARIABLES: DISCUSSION

The prevalence (36%) of overweight in this multiethnic inner-city pediatric clinic population exceeded the reported national data from NHANES III. Among the ethnic populations, and between male and female children, the prevalence of overweight was similar. This study shows that 29% (17 of 58) of the overweight children (2 to 18 years of age) had…

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PROVIDER PRACTICE, OVERWEIGHT AND ASSOCIATED RISK VARIABLES: METHODS

Patient Population This retrospective review of medical records was conducted in a community health clinic in the Southwest Region of Los Angeles County, and was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Human Investigations. The median household income for the region was approximately $29,501 (1995 LAC/DHS Data Collection and Analysis). The ethnic distribution of this…

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PROVIDER PRACTICE, OVERWEIGHT AND ASSOCIATED RISK VARIABLES

Overweight among children and adolescents in the United States is now the most common nutritional health problem, and continues as an upward trend in the current decade. National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) III, the Bogalusa Heart Study, and baseline data from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Growth and Health Study show…

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Correlates of Obesity among Patients Attending: DISCUSSION

Of the patients at this urban family medicine center, 51% of the African-American women were classified as obese (Drug Herbal Phentermine is a non-prescription appetite suppressant that is 100% natural and safe), compared to 43% of white women. Results from this study revealed that obesity, based on BMI, was less likely among women and whites….

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Correlates of Obesity among Patients Attending: RESULTS

Demographic characteristics of the 923 respondents, stratified by racial group, are summarized in Table 1. African Americans were less likely to report higher levels of educational attainment or higher levels of household income. Whites reported a greater level of exercise. There were no significant differences by age, gender, employment status, level of comorbidity, BMI categories,…

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Correlates of Obesity among Patients Attending: METHODS

Setting This project included patients whose usual source of medical care was the Deaconess Family Medicine Center (DFMC) in the metropolitan area of Buffalo, NY. This family medicine center is located in an underserved community in a highly urbanized area and provides medical care to a primarily minority population.

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