The Resource Early life predictors of increased body mass index among Indigenous Australian children, Katherine A. Thurber , Timothy Dobbins, Martyn Kirk , Phyll Dance , Cathy Banwell

Early life predictors of increased body mass index among Indigenous Australian children, Katherine A. Thurber , Timothy Dobbins, Martyn Kirk , Phyll Dance , Cathy Banwell

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Early life predictors of increased body mass index among Indigenous Australian children
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Early life predictors of increased body mass index among Indigenous Australian children
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Katherine A. Thurber , Timothy Dobbins, Martyn Kirk , Phyll Dance , Cathy Banwell
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"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to be obese and experience chronic disease in adulthood—conditions linked to being overweight in childhood. Birthweight and prenatal exposures are associated with increased Body Mass Index (BMI) in other populations, but the relationship is unclear for Indigenous children. The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children is an ongoing cohort study of up to 1,759 children across Australia. Authors used a multilevel model to examine the association between children’s birthweight and BMI z-score in 2011, at age 3-9 years, adjusted for sociodemographic and maternal factors. Complete data were available for 682 of the 1,264 children participating in the 2011 survey; repeated the analyses in the full sample with BMI recorded (n=1,152) after multilevel multiple imputation. One in ten children were born large for gestational age, and 17% were born small for gestational age. Increasing birthweight predicted increasing BMI; a 1-unit increase in birthweight z-score was associated with a 0.22-unit (95% CI:0.13, 0.31) increase in childhood BMI z-score. Maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with a significant increase (0.25; 95% CI:0.05, 0.45) in BMI z-score. The multiple imputation analysis indicated that our findings were not distorted by biases in the missing data. High birthweight may be a risk indicator for overweight and obesity among Indigenous children. National targets to reduce the incidence of low birthweight which measure progress by an increase in the population’s average birthweight may be ignoring a significant health risk; both ends of the spectrum must be considered. Interventions to improve maternal health during pregnancy are the first step to decreasing the prevalence of high BMI among the next generation of Indigenous children." -- From abstract
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Thurber, Katherine
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  • Dobbins, Timothy
  • Kirk, Martyn
  • Dance, Phyll
  • Banwell, Cathy
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  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
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Early life predictors of increased body mass index among Indigenous Australian children, Katherine A. Thurber , Timothy Dobbins, Martyn Kirk , Phyll Dance , Cathy Banwell
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Early life predictors of increased body mass index among Indigenous Australian children, Katherine A. Thurber , Timothy Dobbins, Martyn Kirk , Phyll Dance , Cathy Banwell
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Publication
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Title from online article header (viewed 30/11/2015)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
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unknown
Extent
13 pages
Media category
  • unmediated
  • computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
tables
Specific material designation
  • regular print
  • remote

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