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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)

Citation

Poveda, 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.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: 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

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab096

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Regular

Year Published

Online ahead of print

Journal Title

Journal 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.
Martorell, Reynaldo
Mazariegos, Mónica
Menezes, Ana M. B.
Norris, Shane A.
Richter, Linda M.
Sachdev, Harshpal Singh
Stein, Alan
Wehrmeister, Fernando C.
Stein, Aryeh D.
COHORTS Group,

Data Set/Study

Consortium 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)

Continent/Country

LMICs
Brazil
Guatemala
Philippines
South Africa
India