A longitudinal examination of childhood maltreatment and adolescent obesity: results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth) Study.

@article{Shin2012ALE,
  title={A longitudinal examination of childhood maltreatment and adolescent obesity: results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth) Study.},
  author={Sunny Hyucksun Shin and Daniel P Miller},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          84-94
        }
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to explore the association between childhood maltreatment (e.g., neglect, physical and sexual abuse) and longitudinal growth trajectories of body mass index (BMI) from adolescence to young adulthood. METHODS We used latent curve modeling to examine data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N=8,471), pooling years 1995-2008. Relative weight was indicated by BMI. RESULTS Children who experienced neglect had a faster average rate of BMI growth over… CONTINUE READING
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