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Sociodemographic Predictors of Early Postnatal Growth: Evidence from a Chilean Infancy Cohort

Citation

Von Holle, Ann F.; North, Kari E.; Gahagan, Sheila; Burrows, Raquel A.; Blanco, Estela; Lozoff, Betsy; Howard, Annie Green; Justice, Anne E.; Graff, Misa; & Voruganti, V. Saroja (2020). Sociodemographic Predictors of Early Postnatal Growth: Evidence from a Chilean Infancy Cohort. BMJ Open, 10(6), e033695. PMCID: PMC7282289

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Infant anthropometric growth varies across socioeconomic factors, including maternal education and income, and may serve as an indicator of environmental influences in early life with long-term health consequences. Previous research has identified sociodemographic gradients in growth with a focus on the first year and beyond, but estimates are sparse for growth before 6 months. Thus, our objective was to examine the relationship between sociodemographic factors and infant growth patterns between birth and 5 months of age.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033695

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

BMJ Open

Author(s)

Von Holle, Ann F.
North, Kari E.
Gahagan, Sheila
Burrows, Raquel A.
Blanco, Estela
Lozoff, Betsy
Howard, Annie Green
Justice, Anne E.
Graff, Misa
Voruganti, V. Saroja

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

6

Pages

e033695

PMCID

PMC7282289

Reference ID

13109