The Association of Obesity and Severity of Acute Pancreatitis in Uttaradit Hospital


  • Kunchan Chayangkoontanat Medical Education Center, Uttaradit Hospital
  • Chatkul Lueamsaisat Medical Education Center, Uttaradit Hospital
  • Teetut Khamsuwan Medical Education Center, Uttaradit Hospital
  • Hanwadee Suphitchayasakul Medical Education Center, Uttaradit Hospital



Obesity, Severity of Acute pancreatitis, Acute pancreatitis, Body mass index


Objective: To study the relationship between obesity and the severity of acute pancreatitis.

Method: Studying 194 Acute severe patients in Uttaradit hospital from July 13th, 2019 - July 13th, 2022. There were 97 patients who had obesity and 97 Patients who had non-obesity. Collecting data from ICD-10 (K850- K859) medical records divided into 2 groups. Classification of severity of acute pancreatitis by Revised Atlanta Classification. All data were analyzed by descriptive and analytics study.

Result: Acute pancreatitis patients with obesity have 0.78 times risk of increasing severity of acute pancreatitis with not statistically significant (OR=0.78, 95% CI=0.41-1.50, p=0.456)

Conclusion: There is no relationship between obesity and the severity of acute pancreatitis. Because the severity of acute pancreatitis does not depend on obesity alone, but it depends on a variety of factors. However, obesity poses a risk of developing many health problems. Disease progression and prevention should be monitored to improve quality of life in the future.

Keywords: Obesity, Acute pancreatitis, Body mass index


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Chayangkoontanat K, Lueamsaisat C, Khamsuwan T, Suphitchayasakul H. The Association of Obesity and Severity of Acute Pancreatitis in Uttaradit Hospital. HSCR [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];37(2):13-24. Available from:



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