BE Henderson

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Several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have demonstrated that common genetic variants contribute to obesity. However, studies of this complex trait have focused on ancestrally European populations, despite the high prevalence of obesity in some minority groups. As part of the ‘Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE)’(More)
This study explored the changes in the lives of teenage fathers, from prenatally to 9 and 18 months postpartum, and compared them to a group of nonfather peers. At 18 months postpartum, more fathers were heads of households and fewer were still in school, although there were no differences in employment status. Although only 7.5% of the teenage parents were(More)
Among a group of 67 Black teenage fathers and 77 controls, the risk of repeat fatherhood at an average 20 months follow-up was 21.2 conceptions per 100 person years compared to a rate of 9.0 conceptions per 100 person years among teenage males not previously fathers. Repeat fathers came from families in which there were role models for teenage parenthood.(More)
Demographic background, attitude and knowledge about pregnancy and contraception, and family characteristics and dynamics of 100 teenage fathers were studied and compared with those of 100 nonfather, age-matched peers. The subjects' age ranged from 14 to 19 years with a mean age of 17.5 years. Nearly all subjects were black and were from families of low(More)
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