The influence of social status on the development of body mass was analysed in a retrospective cohort study of 675 Belgian children monitored between the ages of 3 and 5 years by the preventive medical services in Brussels.
At age 3, no association between excess weight and social status was observed.
Adiposity rebound before age 5 was inversely related to body mass at age 3 and was independent of social status.
The social influences on obesity observed in adolescence cannot be explained by a higher frequency of early adiposity rebound in children of low socioeconomic status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Indice masse corporelle, Etude cohorte, Enquête socioéconomique, Obésité, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Tissu adipeux pathologie, Prévalence, Etat nutritionnel, Métabolisme, Prévention, Trouble nutrition, Métabolisme pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Body mass index, Cohort study, Socioeconomical inquiry, Obesity, Risk factor, Child, Human, Adipose tissue disorders, Prevalence, Nutritional status, Metabolism, Prevention, Nutrition disorder, Metabolic diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0265679
Code Inist : 002A16B. Création : 11/09/1998.