Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: findings from a longitudinal study.

Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: findings from a longitudinal study. N Z Med J. 2019 Dec 13;132(1507):11-21 Authors: McLeod GF, Fergusson DM, Horwood LJ, Boden JM, Carter FA Abstract AIMS: The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity has become a key challenge for New Zealand. The purpose of the present study was to examine childhood risk factors for adult adiposity in a longitudinal birth cohort. METHODS: Data were gathered from the Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS), a birth cohort of 1,265 children born in Christchurch in 1977. Associations were examined between socio-demographic background, perinatal factors, infant and child characteristics, family functioning/child maltreatment and adiposity at ages 30 and 35 years. Adiposity was assessed using body mass index scores. RESULTS: At ages 30 and 35, approximately one-third of cohort members were overweight and one-fifth were obese. Generalised estimating equation models showed that statistically significant (p
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