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  1. Predicting longitudinal growth curves of height and weight using ecological factors for children with and without early Growth deficiency.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    ASNS 1998 : American Society for Nutritional Sciences Annual Meeting. San Fransisco, CA, USA, 1998/04/18.

    Growth curve models were used to examine the effect of genetic and ecological factors on changes in height and weight of 225 children from low income, urban families who were assessed up to eight times in the first 6 y of life.

    Children with early growth deficiency [failure to thrive (FTT) ] (n=127) and a community sample of children without growth deficiency (n=98) were examined to evaluate how genetic, child and family characteristics influenced growth.

    Children of taller and heavier parents, who were recruited at younger ages and did not have a history of growth deficiency, had accelerated growth from recruitment through age 6 y. In addition, increases in height were associated with better health, less difficult temperament, nurturant mothers and female gender ; increases in weight were associated with better health.

    Children with a history of growth deficiency demonstrated slower rates of growth than children in the community group without a history of growth deficiency.

    In the community group, changes in children's height and weight were related to matemal perceptions of health and temperament and maternal nurturance during feeding, whereas in the FTT group, maternal perceptions and behavior were not in synchrony with children's growth.

    These findings suggest that, in addition to genetic factors, growth is dependent on a nurturant and sensitive caregiving system. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Courbe croissance, Poids, Taille, Développement staturopondéral, Retard staturopondéral, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Relation adulte enfant

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Growth curve, Weight, Size, Somatic growth, Growth retardation, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Adult child relation

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    Cote : 99-0310518

    Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 16/11/1999.