Navigation Links
Children of married parents less likely to be obese
Date:5/22/2013

of children living in traditional and nontraditional family structures in the U.S. The research sample of 10,400 children comes from the Early Childhood Longitudinal StudyBirth Cohort, a nationally representative study of U.S. children and their families designed to provide information on children's development.

Data collection for the study began in 2001. The primary caregivers of the children participated in the first wave of the in-home interviews when their children were approximately 9 months old. Data was subsequently collected when the children were 2 years old, in preschool (approximately age 4) and in kindergarten. The sample included children from diverse socio-economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as an oversample of Asian, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, American Indian, twins and low-birth-weight children. Forty-six percent of the children were racial or ethnic minorities, 25 percent were poor and 16 percent of the children had mothers without high school diplomas.

The interviews included assessments of the children's height, weight and other measures of development, such as cognitive functioning. The children were organized in eight mutually exclusive categories designed to account for the children's current family structure and the one they were born into.

The authors hope their research will inspire future studies of nontraditional family structures and their impact on health and weight.

"For reasons we cannot fully measure, there appears to be something about people who marry and have a child that is fundamentally different than the other groups, and these factors are also linked to children's weight," Kimbro said.

"Our hope is that this research will encourage further exploration of this topic," said Kimbro's co-author, Jennifer Augustine. "There is substantial research on how family structure matters to other domains of children's development, yet little research on why marriage and other
'/>"/>

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk
2. Abused Children at Risk for Obesity as Adults: Study
3. San Jose Cannabis Club Helps Feed Hungry Children with Second Harvest Food Bank
4. Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Lead to Worsening of Pediatric Kidney Disease; Pediatric Nephrology Publishes Dayton Children’s, Johns Hopkins Joint Study
5. JPIDS: Releases consensus statement on research definitions for drug-resistant TB in children
6. Enrichment therapy effective among children with autism, UCI study finds
7. Peer-Reviewed Article Shows CLn® BodyWash an Effective Solution for Children with Eczema
8. Asthma symptoms impair sleep quality and school performance in children
9. Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
10. Leading Children’s Sun Protection Swimwear Company Platypus Australia use Skin Cancer Awareness Month to Help Educate Parents
11. Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... last things a parent wants to deal with, but ... a week old. , Skin that turns yellow can ... and isn,t adequately eliminating the chemical bilirubin. But that ... left untreated can harm a baby. , University of ... that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... last time you experienced worrisome medical symptoms, did ... health-care professional? If so, you,re not alone. Consumers ... peer support groups to gather anecdotal information and ... and trustworthy sources. New research to be presented ... studies the characteristics of consumers who use the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 For nearly two decades, audiences ... beloved mantra singers Deva Premal & Miten with their ... of their latest album in May, their 2014 MANTRAS ... countries around the globe, including Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Australia, ... Europe. With a new album and a new five-piece ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... BESLER Consulting , a leading provider ... is pleased to announce that it has been named ... Companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at ... , "It's been an exciting year for our company ... year's Inc. 5000 list,” said Jonathan Besler, BESLER’s President ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale , a ... to announce the next installment in its renowned Healthy ... Suzanne Steinbaum, attending cardiologist and Director of Women’s Heart ... National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red ... surrounding women and heart disease, what heart disease is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes 2Health News:New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes 3Health News:Educated consumers more likely to use potentially unreliable online healthcare information 2Health News:Deva Premal & Miten's Mantras For Life Tour Announced 2Health News:Deva Premal & Miten's Mantras For Life Tour Announced 3Health News:BESLER Consulting Among America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2Health News:Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale to Host Webinar on Heart Health, Featuring Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum 2Health News:Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale to Host Webinar on Heart Health, Featuring Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum 3
... the most comprehensive analyses yet done of the ancient history ... is not only native to the New World, but it ... evolved through birds and monkeys. The findings, presented ... researchers from Oregon State University, are based on the study ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Obese ... going about it in the most healthy or effective ways, ... teens trying to drop the pounds don,t seem to ... of nearly 44,000 adolescents who participated in the Philadelphia ...
... of the population of Denmark. The figure has been on ... Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC), University of ... "In our study of over 400 children we ... in their rectums and the risk of development of allergic ...
... Cancer cells maintain their life-style of extremely rapid growth and ... that alters the cells, ability to metabolize glucose a ... Krainer, Ph.D., and his team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ... cells to regain the metabolism of normal cells, have discovered ...
... at Wayne State University,s Parent Health Lab in the ... that identifies women at risk for drug use by ... use itself. In phase I testing, this new screener ... at detecting recent drug use. The team of researchers ...
... combined with physical activity can help to improve some of ... The study, which is published online in the European ... can have on obese people with sleep apnoea, compared to ... syndrome (OSAS) causes frequent pauses of breathing to occur during ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Analysis reveals malaria, other diseases as ancient, adaptive and persistent foes 2Health News:Analysis reveals malaria, other diseases as ancient, adaptive and persistent foes 3Health News:Overweight Teens Don't Seem to Grasp Weight Loss Rules 2Health News:Overweight Teens Don't Seem to Grasp Weight Loss Rules 3Health News:Dirt prevents allergy 2Health News:Study reveals details of alternative splicing circuitry that promotes cancer's Warburg effect 2Health News:Wayne State creating computer-based drug intervention for at-risk post-partum women 2Health News:Mediterranean diet and exercise can reduce sleep apnea symptoms 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... in its catalogue: Global Animal Health ... About Animal Health Animal health refers ... or treat animals to enhance their quality of ... of animal food. The Global Animal Health market ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (Nasdaq: KEQU ... quarterly cash dividend by 9% to twelve cents per ... with the dividend payable on September 22, 2014 to ... September 8, 2014. About Kewaunee Scientific ... Corporation is a recognized global leader in the design, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014  UBM Medica US announces ... online community for medical imaging professionals, presents special reporting ... Medical Imaging Management,s 2014 Annual Meeting . ... , 11 Principles of Successful Labor ... to greater profitability. , Why Don,t Patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Animal Health Market 2014-2018 2Global Animal Health Market 2014-2018 3Global Animal Health Market 2014-2018 4Global Animal Health Market 2014-2018 5Global Animal Health Market 2014-2018 6Global Animal Health Market 2014-2018 7Diagnostic Imaging Covers Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2014 Meeting 2Diagnostic Imaging Covers Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2014 Meeting 3
... and INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 5 A new substudy from ... showed that patients who took prasugrel and had a reduced ... risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke compared with ... were published online in Circulation on May 4, ...
... Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,(OTC: ORMP) ( http://www.oramed.com ), a ... clinical trials will commence this week on 30 ... evaluate the safety,tolerability and efficacy of its oral ... (CRO) located in Johannesburg,South Africa, will oversee the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Analysis Evaluated Impact of Genetic Variation on Response to Prasugrel 2New Analysis Evaluated Impact of Genetic Variation on Response to Prasugrel 3New Analysis Evaluated Impact of Genetic Variation on Response to Prasugrel 4New Analysis Evaluated Impact of Genetic Variation on Response to Prasugrel 5Oramed Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Phase 2B Clinical Trials in South Africa of its Oral Insulin Capsule 2
... (Penicillin G) inhibits bacterial ... synthesis. Streptomycin belongs to ... inhibits bacterial growth by ... is used for prevention ...
...
Contains 10,000 units of penicillin (base), 10,000 g of streptomycin (base), and 25 g of amphotericin B/ml utilizing penicillin G (sodium salt), streptomycin sulfate, and amphotericin B as Fungizone ...
All BioWhittaker Cell Culture Reagent and Buffer products are manufactured in accordance with cGMP regulations and are cell culture tested to assure compatibility. , Typical Properties, Sterility : ...
Medicine Products: