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dc.contributor.authorRetamal, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorMascie-Taylor, Nick
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03T04:43:35Z
dc.date.available2018-10-03T04:43:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.identifier.issn0002-9483
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283027
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The objectives of the study were to see how much of the variation in weight-for-height z-scores (WHZ) and surface area/body mass ratio (SA/mass) were associated with regional (county) differences including mean temperature. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Longitudinal data were obtained from routine medical check-ups on 8,373 children from nine counties across Chile. WHZ and SA/mass were calculated from weight and height from birth to 3-years old at 6 monthly intervals. County of birth was used as an independent variable after controlling for sociodemographic factors. Sequential repeated-measures ANOVAs were used to analyze the changes in WHZ and SA/mass over the seven measurements from birth to 3 years of age. Simple and partial Pearson correlations were calculated between WHZ and annual mean temperature and between SA/mass and annual mean temperature after controlling for socioeconomic factors. RESULTS: County of birth was significantly (p < 0.001) associated with both WHZ and SA/mass. There was a progressive decrease in WHZ means and a progressive increase in SA/mass means from colder to warmer counties. Significant negative correlation in WHZ (r < -0.864) and significant positive correlations in SA/mass (r > 0.821) were found with the annual mean temperature from 18 months of age onwards and in the overall mean age. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that WHZ and SA/mass variation may be influenced by ecogeographical factors in this Chilean sample.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectBody Weight
dc.subjectAnthropometry
dc.subjectBody Height
dc.subjectBody Surface Area
dc.subjectNutritional Status
dc.subjectAnthropology, Physical
dc.subjectChild, Preschool
dc.subjectInfant
dc.subjectInfant, Newborn
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectGrowth Charts
dc.titleRegional variation in weight-for-height z-scores and surface area/body mass ratio of Chilean children from birth to 3 years of age.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage83
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameAm J Phys Anthropol
prism.startingPage72
prism.volume167
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30391
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-04-18
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/ajpa.23605
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-09
dc.contributor.orcidRetamal, Rodrigo [0000-0002-3056-0936]
dc.identifier.eissn1096-8644
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-05-08
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-09-30


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