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OBJECTIVE We sought to examine the association between weight status in early childhood and onset of puberty. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 354 girls from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. Girls were followed longitudinally with height and weight measurements at 36 and(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to determine the relationship between the 4 parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and neglectful) and overweight status in first grade. METHODS Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development were analyzed. Children with complete data for(More)
OBJECTIVES Childhood obesity and bullying both are pervasive public health problems. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between childhood obesity and being bullied in third, fifth, and sixth grades while testing for potential confounding and moderation. METHODS A total of 821 children who were participating in the Eunice Kennedy(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the independent effect of television exposure in preschool-aged children on overweight risk. DESIGN Cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. SETTING Ten US sites. PARTICIPANTS One thousand sixteen children selected via(More)
OBJECTIVE The potential association between short sleep duration or sleep problems and childhood overweight has not been well described. The objective of this study was to test the independent associations of sleep duration and problems with overweight risk in children. METHODS Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if there is a relationship between parental perception of neighborhood safety and overweight at the age of 7 years. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. SETTING Ten urban and rural US sites. PARTICIPANTS A total of 768(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between body mass index (BMI [calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared]) and timing of pubertal onset in a population-based sample of US boys. DESIGN Longitudinal prospective study. SETTING Ten US sites that participated in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if there is a relationship between center-based child care attendance from ages 3 to 5 y and future overweight at ages 6-12 y. DESIGN/METHODS Longitudinal, observational study of child experience and future body mass index. SUBJECTS A total of 1244 US children aged 6-12 y included in the 1997 Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to evaluate whether children of incarcerated fathers are more likely to report or exhibit behavioral symptoms than their equally disadvantaged peers without an incarcerated father. METHODS During an ongoing longitudinal study of intrauterine cocaine exposure involving 102 children (50% male and 89% black) from urban, low-income(More)
It is unclear whether controlling maternal feeding practices (CMFPs) lead to or are a response to increases in a child's BMI. Our goal was to determine the direction of this relationship. Data were obtained from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. Child BMI z-score (zBMI) was calculated(More)