Maternal depression and child BMI: longitudinal findings from a US sample.

  title={Maternal depression and child BMI: longitudinal findings from a US sample.},
  author={Cristiane Seixas Duarte and S Shen and P Wu and Aviva Must},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  volume={7 2},
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between maternal depression and child body mass index (BMI) from Kindergarten (K) to fifth grade. METHODS Analysis of four waves of data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Kindergarten spanning K to fifth grade. Maternal depressive symptoms (MDSs) were measured by a brief version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale. Data were analyzed using multiple regression analyses, adjusting for key covariates and potential… CONTINUE READING
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