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Relationship of body mass index and skeletal maturation using cervical maturation staging in orthodontics patients

Authors

  • Muhammad Behram Khan BDS; Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Rehman College of Dentistry, Peshawar.
  • Sohrab Shaheed BDS, FCPS; Professor & Head, Department of Orthodontics, Rehman College of Dentistry, Peshawar.
  • Nayab Hassan BDS; Registrar, Department of Orthodontics, Rehman College of Dentistry, Peshawar.
  • Nasir Mushtaq BDS, FCPS; Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Rehman College of Dentistry, Peshawar.
  • Ayesha Iftikhar BDS, FCPS; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Rehman College of Dentistry, Peshawar.

Keywords:

Body mass index, cervical Vertebral Maturation stages, weight

Abstract

Introduction: Rate of obesity is escalating abnormally across the globe affecting all age ranges of people, gender, racial ethnic groups, and educational level. Increase Body mass index BMI has direct influence on growth. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between BMI and skeletal maturations using CVM staging.

Material and methods: Sample size consisted of 53 subjects 40 females (75%) and 13 males (25%) with mean age11.8±1.3 and 12.9 ±1.3 respectively BMI was calculated by measuring weight and height while Skeletal maturation was determined by using CVM staging on Digital Lateral cephalograms.

Results:  Weak but significant correlation was found between BMI and CVM stages. However, no correlation was found among BMI percentile, CVM stages and gender.

Conclusions: There was a weak correlation between BMI and CVM while there is no correlation among BMI percentile, CVM and Gender. There was significant correlation between BMI and height.

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Published

15-12-2022

How to Cite

Muhammad Behram Khan, Sohrab Shaheed, Nayab Hassan, Nasir Mushtaq, & Ayesha Iftikhar. (2022). Relationship of body mass index and skeletal maturation using cervical maturation staging in orthodontics patients. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 14(2), 65–69. Retrieved from https://poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/328

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