Pediatric data from the All of Us research program: Demonstration of pediatric obesity over time

Nicholas P. Giangreco, Sulieman Lina, Jun Qian, Aymone Kouame, Vignesh Subbian, Eric Boerwinkle, Mine Cicek, Cheryl R. Clark, Elizabeth Cohen, Kelly A. Gebo, Roxana Loperena-Cortes, Kelsey Mayo, Stephen Mockrin, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Sheri D. Schully, Nicholas P. Tatonetti, Andrea H. Ramirez

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Objective: To describe and demonstrate use of pediatric data collected by the All of Us Research Program. Materials and Methods: All of Us participant physical measurements and electronic health record (EHR) data were analyzed including investigation of trends in childhood obesity and correlation with adult body mass index (BMI). Results: We identified 19 729 participants with legacy pediatric EHR data including diagnoses, prescriptions, visits, procedures, and measurements gathered since 1980. We found an increase in pediatric obesity diagnosis over time that correlates with BMI measurements recorded in participants' adult EHRs and those physical measurements taken at enrollment in the research program. Discussion: We highlight the availability of retrospective pediatric EHR data for nearly 20 000 All of Us participants. These data are relevant to current issues such as the rise in pediatric obesity. Conclusion: All of Us contains a rich resource of retrospective pediatric EHR data to accelerate pediatric research studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberooab112
JournalJAMIA Open
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021


  • electronic health records
  • medical informatics
  • pediatrics
  • public health informatics
  • retrospective studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics


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