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Synopsis:

Early identification of patients at risk or experiencing Childhood Obesity, combined with institution of holistic eating patterns, physical acitvity strategies may lead to better outcomes. more


The follow-up study will be based upon the use of the same population. An assessment of the subjects' continued progress/no progress of adhering to their exercise regime, their regulated eating patterns, and their overall health and well-being. This will be done on a 3-month-level-based program. The researchers anticipate the population's overall health would show vast improvement.
1. Determine the proportion of patients who have Childhood Obesity in community-based specialty practices (e.g., Public School Sytem) but can include primary care practices as well.
2. Describe the prevalence and characteristics of Childhood Obesity associated with Type II Diabetes.
3. Characterize resource utilization, past Childhood Obesity medical history, Blood Glucose Level, Cultural identification, and patient demographics (e.g., age, weight, gender, other comorbidites, etc.) of patients who are at a low vs. moderate risk of Type II Diabetes.
4. Understand Cultural Eating Pattern characteristics that are associated with patients who are at a low risk vs. moderate risk of Type II Diabetes.

 



African Americans
Hispanics
Non-Hispanics
Caucasians
Asians

Age Group: 6 to 12
Community-based Public Schools, Community Centers, and Local Hospital Institutions across the U.S. will be asked to participate in the study. Sites will be asked to provide data on Childhood Obesity patients via retrospective review of records.