Differences in the laboratory parameters of obese and healthy Hungarian children and their use in automatic classification

Tamás Ferenci, Levente Kovács, Zsuzsanna Almássy, László Szilágyi, Balázs Benyó, Zoltán Benyó

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Abstract

Obesity is a rapidly spreading endemic in almost every country of the developed world, of which Hungary is no exception. By a joint research project we aim to deepen our understanding of obesity-associated, and especially obesitypredicting changes of clinical markers (anthropometric indices, body composition, laboratory results etc.) in children, especially in teenage population. This paper presents the preliminary results of our investigations which pertain to obesity-related alterations in routine blood test parameters. For that end, we examined 340 healthy and obese children. Results show that there are differences between the routine laboratory parameters of obese and healthy subjects that are both statistically significant and medically interesting. We point out these differences in a statistically precise way, and show a method which can be efficiently used to classify children based on their laboratory parameters. This result can be used later to develop a more realistic model to predict the risk of obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3883-3886
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424441235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

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Name2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Ferenci, T., Kovács, L., Almássy, Z., Szilágyi, L., Benyó, B., & Benyó, Z. (2010). Differences in the laboratory parameters of obese and healthy Hungarian children and their use in automatic classification. In 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 (pp. 3883-3886). [5627672] (2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627672