Body weight and height data in electronic medical records of children

  • Smith N
  • Coleman K
  • Lawrence J
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OBJECTIVE: Data entry errors may occur in body weights and heights assessed during routine medical care. These errors may affect data quality markedly and create a large number of biologically implausible values. To address this issue, we evaluated the quality of body weight and height measures for children based on sequential health care encounters. METHODS: We evaluated the weight and height data of children aged 0-18 years receiving care at Kaiser Permanente Southern California medical centers. Error rates were calculated before and after excluding implausible values for height and weight as recorded in the electronic medical chart reviews. RESULTS: The error rates in weight and height data of children aged

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Weight
  • California
  • California: epidemiology
  • Catchment Area (Health)
  • Child
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Electronic Health Records: statistics & numerical
  • Female
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Newborn
  • Obesity
  • Obesity: diagnosis
  • Obesity: epidemiology
  • Preschool
  • Prevalence

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  • Ning Smith

  • Karen J Coleman

  • Jean M Lawrence

  • Virginia P Quinn

  • Darios Getahun

  • Kristi Reynolds

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