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U.S. Children's Preschool Weight Status Trajectories: Patterns From 9-Month, 2-Year, and 4-Year Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort Data.
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PMID:  22208415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Purpose . To track changes in U.S. children's early weight status (normal, at-risk, or obese) from infancy through preschool. Design . Patterns of change in individual children's weight status are established using three time points from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth cohort. Setting . United States. Subjects . Nationally representative sample of U.S. preschool children surveyed at 9 months (n  =  8900), with follow-up at 2 years (n  =  7500) and preschool (n  =  7000). Measures . Individual children's weight status was determined from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts at multiple time periods. Analysis . Layered, categorical data analysis of changes in weight status patterns at three time periods during infancy through preschool. Results . Young children whose early weight status was normal tend to retain a normal weight status and not to develop an unfavorable status (at-risk, obese). In contrast, children who were obese at an early age were more likely to have an at-risk or obese weight category at a later age. Overall, both favorable and unfavorable early weight statuses were highly associated with subsequent status at preschool. Conclusion . Early weight status can provide important information relevant for early entry point prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.
Brian G Moss; William H Yeaton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health promotion : AJHP     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0890-1171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Promot     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701680     Medline TA:  Am J Health Promot     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-5     Citation Subset:  T    
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