A population-based study of childhood cancer survivors body mass index

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Creator Smith, Ken R.
Other Author Warner, Echo L.; Fluchel, Mark; Wright, Jennifer; Sweeney, Carol; Boucher, Kenneth M.; Fraser, Alison; Stroup, Antoinette M.; Kinney, Anita Y.; Kirchhoff, Anne C.
Title A population-based study of childhood cancer survivors body mass index
Date 2014-01-01
Description Population-based studies are needed to estimate the prevalence of underweight or overweight/obese childhood cancer survivors. Procedure. Adult survivors (diagnosed ≤20 years) were identified from the linked Utah Cancer Registry and Utah Population Database. We included survivors currently aged ≥20 years and ≥5 years from diagnosis (𝑁 = 1060), and a comparison cohort selected on birth year and sex (𝑁 = 5410). BMI was calculated from driver license data available from 2000 to 2010. Multivariable generalized linear regression models were used to calculate prevalence relative risks (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) of BMI outcomes for survivors and the comparison cohort. Results. Average time since diagnosis was 18.5 years (SD = 7.8), and mean age at BMI for both groups was 30.5 (survivors SD = 7.7, comparison SD = 8.0). Considering all diagnoses, survivors were not at higher risk for being underweight or overweight/obese than the comparison. Male central nervous system tumor survivors were overweight (RR = 1.12, 95% CI 1.01-1.23) more often than the comparison. Female survivors, who were diagnosed at age 10 and under, had a 10% higher risk of being obese than survivors diagnosed at ages 16-20 (𝑃 < 0.05). Conclusion. While certain groups of childhood cancer survivors are at risk for being overweight/obese, in general they do not differ from population estimates.
Type Text
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Volume 2014
First Page 1
Last Page 10
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Warner, E. L., Fluchel, M., Wright, J., Sweeney, C., Boucher, K. M., Fraser, A., Smith, K. R., Stroup, A. M., Kinney, A. Y., & Kirchhoff, A. C. (2014). A population-based study of childhood cancer survivors body mass index. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, 531958, 1-10.
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Date Created 2014-03-28
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pg51pt
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