ID 110754
Author
Irei, Amalia Veronica Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Graduate School of Human Culture, Nara Women’s University
Sato, Yuki Department of International Public Health Nutrition, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Lin, Tzu-Li Csmu Department of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University
Wang, Ming-Fu Department of Food and Nutrition, Providence University
Chan, Yin-Ching Department of Food and Nutrition, Providence University
Hung, Nguyen Thi Kim Nutrition Center of Ho Chi Minh City
Kunii, Daisuke Department of International Public Health Nutrition, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Sakai, Tohru Department of International Public Health Nutrition, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kaneda, Masayo Ministry of Education, Sports, Science, Culture and Technology
Yamamoto, Shigeru Department of International Public Health Nutrition, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory
Keywords
allergy
body mass index
school children
overweight
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
We collected information concerning diagnosed allergy from 2027 school children in Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam. Children were classified according to the age and sex-specific body mass index (BMI) per-age as indicator of weight status. Logistic regression was performed to examine the relationship between percentiles of BMI-per-age and allergy. Compared with children at the lowest percentile group Taiwanese children at>85th percentile group showed a tendency toward higher risk of allergy (OR=1.79, 95% CI 0.98 to 3.27 p=0.060).When children with rhino-conjunctivitis were excluded from the analysis the association reached statistical significance (OR=2.89,95% CI 1.08 to 7.75 p= 0.035).Vietnamese children at>85th percentile group showed a significantly higher risk of allergy (OR= 2.34,95% CI 1.06 to 5.17 p=0.035). This association was not observed when children with atopic dermatitis or food allergy were excluded from the analysis, although a tendency toward increased risk of allergy at BMI-per-age>85th percentile remained. Our study sample of Japanese school children showed no association between being overweight and allergy.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
52
Issue
1-2
Start Page
33
End Page
40
Sort Key
33
Published Date
2005-02
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language
eng
TextVersion
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departments
Medical Sciences