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Childhood obesity and parental smoking as risk factors for childhood ADHD in Liverpool children.
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PMID:  21432615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ADHD prevalence has risen in parallel with rising prevalence of pregnancy smoking and childhood obesity. The objective was to determine the epidemiological association of pregnancy smoking and childhood obesity with ADHD. A cross-sectional community study was conducted in 2006 using a parental questionnaire. A total of 1,074 schoolchildren aged 5-11 years were enrolled from 15 primary schools in a lower socio-economic area of Merseyside. ADHD was defined by the question "does your child have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD), which has been diagnosed by a doctor?" The prevalence estimates for childhood obesity, maternal smoking during pregnancy and childhood ADHD were 14.9% (116/777), 28.0% (269/955), and 3.4% (32/945), respectively. ADHD prevalence increased fivefold in children with obesity (RR, 4.80, 95% CI 2.2-10.4, P < 0.001) and more than twofold in children of mothers who smoked during pregnancy (RR, 2.44, 95% CI 1.2-4.9, P = 0.02). Regression analysis adjusting for obesity, overweight, maternal smoking during pregnancy, heavy maternal smoking, household member smoking during pregnancy, doctor-diagnosed asthma, preterm birth, and low birthweight showed significant independent associations of ADHD prevalence with obesity (AOR, 4.66, 95% CI 1.57-13.89, P = 0.006) and pregnancy smoking (AOR, 3.19, 95% CI 1.08-9.49, P = 0.04). There was a positive dose-response association of ADHD with the number of maternal cigarettes smoked during pregnancy. Measures to reduce both smoking among pregnant women and childhood obesity might reduce prevalence of childhood ADHD.
Gibby Koshy; Ali Delpisheh; Bernard J Brabin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1866-6647     ISO Abbreviation:  Atten Defic Hyperact Disord     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101491944     Medline TA:  Atten Defic Hyperact Disord     Country:  Austria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK.
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