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Being too large for gestational age precedes childhood obesity in African Americans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21376166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between large-for-gestational-age (LGA) infants and the development of childhood obesity in an inner-city primarily African American population.
STUDY DESIGN: Maternal, neonatal, socioeconomic, and nutritional histories were collected for mothers with children who were 2-5 years old. Associations between Alexander and customized birthweight percentiles and body mass index for the age of the child were examined.
RESULTS: One hundred ninety-five mother-child pairs were enrolled; the childhood obesity rate was 18%. Increasing Alexander and customized birthweight percentiles were related to increasing obesity. LGA newborn infants were 2.5 times more likely to be obese in childhood than average size newborn infants. Maternal smoking was also associated with childhood obesity.
CONCLUSION: LGA infants have the highest likelihood of childhood obesity in this inner-city predominantly African American population. Customized growth percentiles perform best in the identification of the highest risk population.
Authors:
Shobha H Mehta; Michael Kruger; Robert J Sokol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  204     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  2011-06-29     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265.e1-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
African Americans
Case-Control Studies
Child
Female
Fetal Macrosomia / epidemiology,  ethnology*
Health Behavior
Humans
Obesity / epidemiology*,  ethnology
Pregnancy
Urban Population
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K12 HD-01254/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD001254-09/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 DA012568/DA/NIDA NIH HHS
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