Relationship of body mass index and skeletal maturation using cervical maturation staging in orthodontics patients
Keywords:Body mass index, cervical Vertebral Maturation stages, weight
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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