Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort

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Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort. / Neelon, S E B; Andersen, Camilla Schou; Morgen, C S; Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads; Oken, E; Gillman, M W; Sørensen, T I A.

In: International journal of obesity (2005), Vol. 39, 2015, p. 33-38.

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Neelon, SEB, Andersen, CS, Morgen, CS, Kamper-Jørgensen, M, Oken, E, Gillman, MW & Sørensen, TIA 2015, 'Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort', International journal of obesity (2005), vol. 39, pp. 33-38. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.173

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Neelon, S. E. B., Andersen, C. S., Morgen, C. S., Kamper-Jørgensen, M., Oken, E., Gillman, M. W., & Sørensen, T. I. A. (2015). Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort. International journal of obesity (2005), 39, 33-38. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.173

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Neelon SEB, Andersen CS, Morgen CS, Kamper-Jørgensen M, Oken E, Gillman MW et al. Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort. International journal of obesity (2005). 2015;39:33-38. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2014.173

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Neelon, S E B ; Andersen, Camilla Schou ; Morgen, C S ; Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads ; Oken, E ; Gillman, M W ; Sørensen, T I A. / Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort. In: International journal of obesity (2005). 2015 ; Vol. 39. pp. 33-38.

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title = "Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort",
abstract = "Background/Objectives:Evidence suggests that the child care environment may be more obesogenic than the family home, and previous studies have found that child care use may be associated with obesity in children. Few studies, however, have focused on child care during infancy, which may be an especially vulnerable period. This study examined child care use in infancy and weight status at 12 months of age in a country where paid maternity leave is common and early child care is not as prevalent as in other developed countries.Subjects/Methods:We studied 27821 children born to mothers participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC), a longitudinal study of pregnant women enrolled between 1997 and 2002, who were also included in the Childcare Database, a national record of child care use in Denmark. The exposure was days in child care from birth to 12 months. The outcomes were sex-specific body mass index (BMI) z-score and overweight/obesity (BMI ≥85th percentile based on the World Health Organization classification) at 12 months. We conducted multivariable linear and logistic regression analyses examining child care use and weight outcomes.Results:A total of 17721 (63.7{\%}) children attended child care during their first year of life. After adjustment for potential confounders, a 30-day increment of child care was associated with a modestly higher BMI z-score at 12 months (0.03 units; 95{\%} CI: 0.01, 0.05; p=0.003). Similarly, child care use was associated with increased odds of being overweight/obese at 12 months of age (OR 1.05; 95{\%} CI: 1.01, 1.10; p=0.047).Conclusions:Child care in the first year of life was associated with slightly higher weight at 12 months, suggesting that child care settings may be important targets for obesity prevention in infancy.International Journal of Obesity accepted article preview online, 19 September 2014. doi:10.1038/ijo.2014.173.",
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T1 - Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort

AU - Neelon, S E B

AU - Andersen, Camilla Schou

AU - Morgen, C S

AU - Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads

AU - Oken, E

AU - Gillman, M W

AU - Sørensen, T I A

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Background/Objectives:Evidence suggests that the child care environment may be more obesogenic than the family home, and previous studies have found that child care use may be associated with obesity in children. Few studies, however, have focused on child care during infancy, which may be an especially vulnerable period. This study examined child care use in infancy and weight status at 12 months of age in a country where paid maternity leave is common and early child care is not as prevalent as in other developed countries.Subjects/Methods:We studied 27821 children born to mothers participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC), a longitudinal study of pregnant women enrolled between 1997 and 2002, who were also included in the Childcare Database, a national record of child care use in Denmark. The exposure was days in child care from birth to 12 months. The outcomes were sex-specific body mass index (BMI) z-score and overweight/obesity (BMI ≥85th percentile based on the World Health Organization classification) at 12 months. We conducted multivariable linear and logistic regression analyses examining child care use and weight outcomes.Results:A total of 17721 (63.7%) children attended child care during their first year of life. After adjustment for potential confounders, a 30-day increment of child care was associated with a modestly higher BMI z-score at 12 months (0.03 units; 95% CI: 0.01, 0.05; p=0.003). Similarly, child care use was associated with increased odds of being overweight/obese at 12 months of age (OR 1.05; 95% CI: 1.01, 1.10; p=0.047).Conclusions:Child care in the first year of life was associated with slightly higher weight at 12 months, suggesting that child care settings may be important targets for obesity prevention in infancy.International Journal of Obesity accepted article preview online, 19 September 2014. doi:10.1038/ijo.2014.173.

AB - Background/Objectives:Evidence suggests that the child care environment may be more obesogenic than the family home, and previous studies have found that child care use may be associated with obesity in children. Few studies, however, have focused on child care during infancy, which may be an especially vulnerable period. This study examined child care use in infancy and weight status at 12 months of age in a country where paid maternity leave is common and early child care is not as prevalent as in other developed countries.Subjects/Methods:We studied 27821 children born to mothers participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC), a longitudinal study of pregnant women enrolled between 1997 and 2002, who were also included in the Childcare Database, a national record of child care use in Denmark. The exposure was days in child care from birth to 12 months. The outcomes were sex-specific body mass index (BMI) z-score and overweight/obesity (BMI ≥85th percentile based on the World Health Organization classification) at 12 months. We conducted multivariable linear and logistic regression analyses examining child care use and weight outcomes.Results:A total of 17721 (63.7%) children attended child care during their first year of life. After adjustment for potential confounders, a 30-day increment of child care was associated with a modestly higher BMI z-score at 12 months (0.03 units; 95% CI: 0.01, 0.05; p=0.003). Similarly, child care use was associated with increased odds of being overweight/obese at 12 months of age (OR 1.05; 95% CI: 1.01, 1.10; p=0.047).Conclusions:Child care in the first year of life was associated with slightly higher weight at 12 months, suggesting that child care settings may be important targets for obesity prevention in infancy.International Journal of Obesity accepted article preview online, 19 September 2014. doi:10.1038/ijo.2014.173.

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DO - 10.1038/ijo.2014.173

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VL - 39

SP - 33

EP - 38

JO - International Journal of Obesity

JF - International Journal of Obesity

SN - 0307-0565

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