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The association of overweight and ankle injuries in children.

TitleThe association of overweight and ankle injuries in children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsZonfrillo, Mark R., Jeffrey A. Seiden, Ellen M. House, Eugene D. Shapiro, Robert Dubrow, Douglas M. Baker, and David M. Spiro
JournalAmbulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association
Date Published2008 Jan-Feb
KeywordsAdolescent, Ankle Injuries, Body Mass Index, Case-Control Studies, Child, Female, Humans, Male, Odds Ratio, Overweight, Risk
AbstractOverweight children are at increased risk for many medical problems. Trauma is the leading etiology of childhood morbidity and mortality. No previous study has evaluated the association between overweight and acute ankle injuries in children. We hypothesized that being overweight is associated with an increased risk of ankle injury in children.
Alternate JournalAmbul Pediatr

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