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BACKGROUND It is important to know the impact of Very Preterm (VP) birth or Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW). The purpose of this study is to evaluate changes in Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of adults born VP or with a VLBW, between age 19 and age 28. METHODS The 1983 nationwide Dutch Project On Preterm and Small for gestational age infants (POPS)(More)
Longitudinal height and weight data from 4649 Dutch twin pairs between birth and 2.5 years of age were analyzed. The data were first summarized into parameters of a polynomial of degree 4 by a mixed-effects procedure. Next, the variation and covariation in the parameters of the growth curve (size at one year of age, growth velocity, deceleration of growth,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the magnitude of the growth retardation in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins during infancy in comparison with the Dutch reference growth charts for general population infants from 1997 and to construct reference growth charts for twins. DESIGN Descriptive. METHOD The growth of twins was studied using longitudinal data on over(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Dutch children and adolescents, to examine the 30-years trend, and to create new body mass index reference charts. DESIGN Nationwide cross-sectional data collection by trained health care professionals. PARTICIPANTS 10,129 children of Dutch origin aged 0-21 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
AIM To determine the size of the growth deficit in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins aged 0-2.5 years as compared to singletons and to construct reference growth charts for twins. METHODS Growth of twins was studied using longitudinal data on over 4000 twins aged 0-2.5 years of the Netherlands Twin Register. The LMS method was used to obtain growth(More)
BACKGROUND Most breast-fed newborns get the milk they need. However, very rarely milk intake is insufficient mostly as a result of poor breastfeeding techniques. Dramatic weight loss and hypernatremic dehydration may occur. Our aim was to construct charts for weight loss. METHODS A case-control study was performed. Charts with standard deviation score(More)
BACKGROUND Records show that mean height in The Netherlands has increased since 1858. This study looks at whether this trend in the world's tallest nation is continuing. We consider the influence of the geographical region, and of the child and parental education, on changes in height. METHODS We compared the height of young Dutch people aged 0-21 y as(More)
AIMS To evaluate the performance of growth monitoring in detecting diseases. Turner's syndrome (TS) is taken as the target disease. METHODS Case-control simulation study. Three archetypal screening rules are applied to longitudinal growth data comparing a group with TS versus a reference group from birth to the age of 10 years. Main outcome measures were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in The Hague (the Netherlands) from 1999 through 2007. DESIGN Population-based study of a series of cross-sectional assessments of height and weight from electronic health records. SETTING Child Health Care (Municipal Health Service), The Hague. PARTICIPANTS 50,961(More)
OBJECTIVE Many obstetric interventions are performed to improve long-term neonatal outcome. However, long-term neonatal outcome is usually not a primary outcome because it is time-consuming and expensive. The aim of this project was to identify different perinatal risk indicators and to develop prediction models for neurologic morbidity at 2 and 5 years of(More)