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Article: Association between psychological symptoms in adults and growth in early life: Longitudinal follow up study

TitleAssociation between psychological symptoms in adults and growth in early life: Longitudinal follow up study
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Issue Date2002
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bmj.com/
Citation
British Medical Journal, 2002, v. 325 n. 7367, p. 749-751 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To test the hypothesis that birth weight for gestational age and weight gain in early childhood have a long term association with psychological distress in adults. Design: Longitudinal study of 1958 birth cohort followed to age 42 years. Setting: Population based birth cohort study. Participants: 9731 cohort members with valid perinatal, postnatal, and adult data. Main outcome measures: Malaise inventory scores measured at ages 23, 33, and 42 years. Generalised estimating equations approach used to analyse repeated measures. Results: Psychological distress score was inversely related to birthweight z score and weight gain from birth to the age of 7 years. A unit increase in birthweight z score or childhood weight gain was associated with a mean reduction in psychological distress score of 0.10 (95% confidence interval 0.05 to 0.14) and 0.06 (0.02 to 0.10), respectively. Birth weight and weight gain were also inversely related to the odds of having a high level of psychological distress, with odds ratios being 0.90 (0.85 to 0.95) and 0.93 (0.89 to 0.98), respectively. Conclusions Psychological health in adults is related to fetal growth and growth in early childhood.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43619
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2008 Impact Factor: 12.827
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.567
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, YBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKhoo, KSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMachin, Den_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-23T04:50:34Z-
dc.date.available2007-03-23T04:50:34Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Medical Journal, 2002, v. 325 n. 7367, p. 749-751en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0959-8146en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43619-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To test the hypothesis that birth weight for gestational age and weight gain in early childhood have a long term association with psychological distress in adults. Design: Longitudinal study of 1958 birth cohort followed to age 42 years. Setting: Population based birth cohort study. Participants: 9731 cohort members with valid perinatal, postnatal, and adult data. Main outcome measures: Malaise inventory scores measured at ages 23, 33, and 42 years. Generalised estimating equations approach used to analyse repeated measures. Results: Psychological distress score was inversely related to birthweight z score and weight gain from birth to the age of 7 years. A unit increase in birthweight z score or childhood weight gain was associated with a mean reduction in psychological distress score of 0.10 (95% confidence interval 0.05 to 0.14) and 0.06 (0.02 to 0.10), respectively. Birth weight and weight gain were also inversely related to the odds of having a high level of psychological distress, with odds ratios being 0.90 (0.85 to 0.95) and 0.93 (0.89 to 0.98), respectively. Conclusions Psychological health in adults is related to fetal growth and growth in early childhood.en_HK
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dc.subject.meshStress, psychological - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshGrowth - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshCohort studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshBirth weighten_HK
dc.titleAssociation between psychological symptoms in adults and growth in early life: Longitudinal follow up studyen_HK
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