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Infant and toddlers' feeding practices and obesity amongst low-income families in Mexico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20805074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors of childhood obesity among infants and toddlers from low-income families from three cities in Mexico. This is a cross-sectional study of mothers and their infants and toddlers attending a vaccination centre at three primary care clinics in Tijuana, Tuxtla, and Reynosa. Anthropometric measurements of the mothers and children were conducted at the clinic and a questionnaire was administered to the mother. Eight-hundred and ten mothers and their 5 to 24 months old infants participated in the study. Average age for the mothers was 24 (21-28) years, and 57% of them were either overweight or obese. The children's average age was 12.7 (5-24) months. Overall overweight prevalence in this sample was 11% and obesity 8%, these increased with age, from 3% for overweight and 6 % for obesity before 6 months, to 13 and 10% between 12 to 24 months respectively. Thirty-five percent of infants were breastfed>or=6 month and 92% were introduced to other solid foods before 6 months. Introduction of high-fat content snacks (HFS) and carbonated and non-carbonated sweetened (CSD) drinks starts before 6 months and more than sixty percent of the children between 12 to 24 months of age were eating HFS and CSD sweetened drinks at least once a week. Consumption of snacks and CSD sweetened drinks (>or=1 week) was associated with being overweight and obese (crude), OR, 1.82; 95% CI=1.24-2.65 (p=0.002). These results suggest that preventive programs should be initiated during pregnancy and continued.
Arturo Jimenez-Cruz; Montserrat Bacardi-Gascon; Alexandra Pichardo-Osuna; Zally Mandujano-Trujillo; Octelina Castillo-Ruiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0964-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-31     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440304     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nutrition Graduate Program, Medical and Psychology School, Tijuana, BC, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Maternal Behavior
Mexico / epidemiology
Obesity / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Overweight / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 0/Dietary Fats

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