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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Sep;49(9):866-70. doi: 10.1177/0009922810369698. Epub 2010 Jun 3.

Newborn adiposity by body mass index predicts childhood overweight.

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Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency, 140 West 11th Street, Front Royal, VA 22630, USA. johnwinter50@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the association between adiposity at birth and in infancy with overweight at age 5 years. This study hypothesizes that adiposity at birth as approximated by body mass index (BMI) predicts childhood fatness.

METHODS:

Anthropomorphic data from birth to 5 years were used to calculate BMI percentiles. Multiple logistic regression assessed the association between BMI percentile > or =85% at 2 weeks and BMI percentile > or =85% at 6, 12, 36, and 60 months.

RESULTS:

Elevated BMI at age 2 weeks > or =85th percentile was associated with significant increases in risk of overweight at 6, 12, 36, and 60 months of age. Infants with a BMI at age 2 weeks > or =85th percentile had an adjusted odds ratio of 3.42 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.79, 6.50) and an adjusted risk ratio of 2.12 (95% CI = 1.71, 2.61) of being overweight at 60 months of age.

CONCLUSIONS:

Adiposity at birth as approximated by BMI is a significant predictor of overweight at 5 years.

PMID:
20522605
DOI:
10.1177/0009922810369698
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