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dc.contributor.authorSurkan, Pamela Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorEttinger, Anna Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorHock, Rebecca Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Saifuddinen_US
dc.contributor.authorStrobino, Donna Men_US
dc.contributor.authorMinkovitz, Cynthia Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T14:00:07Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationSurkan, Pamela J, Anna K Ettinger, Rebecca S Hock, Saifuddin Ahmed, Donna M Strobino, and Cynthia S Minkovitz. 2014. “Early maternal depressive symptoms and child growth trajectories: a longitudinal analysis of a nationally representative US birth cohort.” BMC Pediatrics 14 (1): 185. doi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-14-185.en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2431en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12717566
dc.description.abstractBackground: Maternal depressive symptoms are negatively associated with early child growth in developing countries; however, few studies have examined this relation in developed countries or used a longitudinal design with data past the second year of the child’s life. We investigated if and when early maternal depressive symptoms affect average growth in young children up to age 6 in a nationally representative sample of US children. Methods: Using data from 6,550 singleton births from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study -- Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), we fit growth trajectory models with random effects to examine the relation between maternal depressive symptoms at 9 months based on the twelve-item version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and child height and body mass index (BMI) to age 6 years. Results: Mothers with moderate/severe depressive symptoms at 9 months postpartum had children with shorter stature at this same point in time [average 0.26 cm shorter; 95% CI: 5 cm, 48 cm] than mothers without depressive symptoms; children whose mothers reported postpartum depressive symptoms remained significantly shorter throughout the child’s first 6 years. Conclusions: Results suggest that the first year postpartum is a critical window for addressing maternal depressive symptoms in order to optimize child growth. Future studies should investigate the role of caregiving and feeding practices as potential mechanisms linking maternal depressive symptoms and child growth trajectories.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-185en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4114872/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectHeighten
dc.subjectBody mass indexen
dc.subjectChild growthen
dc.subjectLongitudinalen
dc.subjectPostpartum depressionen
dc.titleEarly maternal depressive symptoms and child growth trajectories: a longitudinal analysis of a nationally representative US birth cohorten
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalBMC Pediatricsen
dash.depositing.authorHock, Rebecca Sen_US
dc.date.available2014-08-13T14:00:07Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2431-14-185*
dash.contributor.affiliatedHock, Rebecca


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