Villas, Paul; Zhixiang Chen; Ganta, Doreen; Salazar, David
March 2006
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p57
Academic Journal
The University of Texas-Pan American Border Health Office collaborated to build a web-based information system due to requests by Texas school nurses who were screening children for acanthosis nigricans. Acanthosis nigricansisa black-brown velvety marker that mostly appears on the back of the neck and is associated with hyperinsulinemia and obesity. The system utilized a web browser application. It produce delectronic forms and is interfaced with a statistical analysis program that processed acanthosis nigricans and other obesity related data. Generated data is valuable for school districts as they design health promotion programs to address children's health issues.


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