Higher maternal education is associated with favourable growth of young children in different countries.

@article{Lakshman2013HigherME,
  title={Higher maternal education is associated with favourable growth of young children in different countries.},
  author={Rajalakshmi Lakshman and Jing Zhang and Jianduan Zhang and Felix S Koch and Claude Marcus and Johnny Ludvigsson and Ken K Ong and Tanja Sobko},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 7},
  pages={595-602}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood growth affects long-term health and could contribute to health inequalities that persist throughout life. METHODS We compared growth data of 4-year-old to 6-year-old children born 1997-2002 in UK (n=15,168), Sweden (n=6749) and rural China (n=10,327). SD scores (SDS) were calculated against the WHO Growth Standard. Obesity and overweight were defined by the International Obesity Taskforce cut-offs, and stunting, underweight and thinness by height, weight or body mass… CONTINUE READING
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