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J Trop Pediatr. 2014 Feb;60(1):47-52. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmt076. Epub 2013 Sep 19.

Infant overweight as early marker of childhood overweight in Brazil.

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Federal University of Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil, Hospital Universitário, Núcleo de Pós-Graduação em Medicina. Rua Cláudio Batista S/N, Sanatório. CEP: 49065-000.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate infant overweight and rapid weight gain as predictors of overweight and adiposity in childhood.

METHODS:

Prospective, longitudinal birth cohort following 153 low-income Brazilian children. Weight, length, middle upper arm circumference (MUAC) and triceps skinfold thickness (TSF) were measured on enrolment and 6-monthly for 18 months. Anthropometric z-scores were calculated.

RESULTS:

Infants with overweight were >5 times likely to have MUAC z-score >2, >6 times likely to have weight-for-height/length z-score >2 and >3 times likely to have TSF z-score >2 during childhood. Children with more than two overweight episodes were 27.7 [95% confidence interval (CI) 8.1-87.9] times more likely to have MUAC z-score >2 and 13.8 (95% CI 4.4-43.9) times more likely to have TSF z-score >2 in childhood. Rapid weight gain increased 10.7 (95% CI 2.3-50.0) times the risk of childhood overweight.

CONCLUSIONS:

Infant overweight and rapid weight gain predict overweight and adiposity in childhood among low-income children.

KEYWORDS:

adiposity; childhood overweight; cohort; infancy; weight gain

PMID:
24052574
DOI:
10.1093/tropej/fmt076
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