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J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Jan;54(1):117-9. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182331748.

Infant stunting is associated with short maternal stature.

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Department of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Michael.Hambidge@ucdenver.edu

Abstract

The objectives were to determine the range of maternal height associated with growth velocity of older infants and the magnitude of this association in an indigent population. Maternal height and infant length-for-age z scores (LAZ) were positively correlated at both 6 (n = 412, r = 0.324) and 12 (n = 388, r = 0.335) months (P < 0.0001) and for maternal heights from 131 to 164  cm. Maternal height is independently associated with infant LAZ and stunting (LAZ <-2) at both 6 and 12 months (P < 0.001) and with linear growth velocity from 6 to 12 months (P = 0.0023).

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ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00098202.

PMID:
21866055
PMCID:
PMC3607506
DOI:
10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182331748
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