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Is late bottle-weaning associated with overweight in young children? Analysis of NHANES III data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15248006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine whether age of bottle-weaning is associated with overweight in young children, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III data for 3027 children aged 3-5 years were analyzed. The main outcome measure, the child's body mass index (BMI), was measured as: <85%, 85-95%, >95%. Mean bottle-weaning age was 18.78 months. After adjustment for potential confounders, each additional month of bottle use corresponded to a 3% increase in the odds of being in a higher BMI category (95% CI 0.0099-0.0535). Prolonged bottle use in young children is associated with increased risk of overweight. From a preventive medicine standpoint, decreasing exposure to this potential risk for childhood overweight is indicated.
Karen Bonuck; Richard Kahn; Clyde Schechter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-12     Completed Date:  2005-01-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  535-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Mass Index
Bottle Feeding / statistics & numerical data*
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Multivariate Analysis
Nutrition Surveys
Obesity / epidemiology*,  ethnology
Suburban Population / statistics & numerical data
United States / epidemiology
Urban Population / statistics & numerical data
Grant Support
R18 HS 10900/HS/AHRQ HHS

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