CitationPoveda, Natalia E.; Hartwig, Fernando P.; Victora, Cesar G.; Adair, Linda S.; Barros, Fernando C.; Bhargava, Santosh K.; Horta, Bernardo L.; Lee, Nanette R.; Martorell, Reynaldo; & Mazariegos, Mónica, et al. (Online ahead of print). Patterns of Growth in Childhood in Relation to Adult Schooling Attainment and Intelligence Quotient in 6 Birth Cohorts in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Evidence from the Consortium of Health-Oriented Research in Transitioning Societies (COHORTS). Journal of Nutrition.
AbstractBACKGROUND: Growth faltering has been associated with poor intellectual performance. The relative strengths of associations between growth in early and in later childhood remain underexplored.
OBJECTIVES: We examined the association between growth in childhood and adult human capital in 5 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
METHODS: We analyzed data from 9503 participants in 6 prospective birth cohorts from 5 LMICs (Brazil, Guatemala, India, the Philippines, and South Africa). We used linear and quasi-Poisson regression models to assess the associations between measures of height and relative weight at 4 age intervals [birth, age
Reference TypeJournal Article
Year PublishedOnline ahead of print
Journal TitleJournal of Nutrition
Author(s)Poveda, Natalia E.
Hartwig, Fernando P.
Victora, Cesar G.
Adair, Linda S.
Barros, Fernando C.
Bhargava, Santosh K.
Horta, Bernardo L.
Lee, Nanette R.
Menezes, Ana M. B.
Norris, Shane A.
Richter, Linda M.
Sachdev, Harshpal Singh
Wehrmeister, Fernando C.
Stein, Aryeh D.
Data Set/StudyConsortium of Health-Oriented Research in Transitioning Societies (COHORTS)
Pelotas Birth Cohort Studies
Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama Nutrition Trial Cohort)
New Delhi Birth Cohort
Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey (CLHNS)