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Risk factors for obesity in 7-year-old European children: the Auckland Birthweight Collaborative Study
  1. Nikki J Blair1,
  2. John M D Thompson1,
  3. Peter N Black2,
  4. David M O Becroft3,
  5. Phillipa M Clark1,
  6. Dug Yeo Han1,
  7. Elizabeth Robinson4,
  8. Karen E Waldie5,
  9. Chris J Wild6,
  10. Edwin A Mitchell1
  1. 1
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. 2
    Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  3. 3
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  4. 4
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  5. 5
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  6. 6
    Department of Statistics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Professor Ed Mitchell, Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand; e.mitchell{at}auckland.ac.nz

Footnotes

  • The initial study was funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. The 12-month postal questionnaire was funded by Hawkes Bay Medical Research Foundation. The 3.5-year follow-up study was funded by the Child Health Research Foundation, Becroft Foundation and Auckland Medical Research Foundation. The 7-year follow-up study was funded by the Child Health Research Foundation. The 3.5- and 7-year follow-up studies were conducted in the Children’s Research Centre which is supported in part by the Starship Foundation and Auckland District Health Board. EA Mitchell and JMD Thompson are supported by the Child Health Research Foundation.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Abbreviations:
    AGA
    appropriate for gestational age
    BIA
    bioelectrical impedance analysis
    BMI
    body mass index
    CI
    confidence interval
    CRC
    Children’s Research Centre
    FFM
    fat free mass
    IQR
    interquartile range
    MET
    metabolic equivalent task
    PBF
    percentage body fat
    SDS
    standard deviation score
    SGA
    small for gestational age
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Footnotes

  • The initial study was funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. The 12-month postal questionnaire was funded by Hawkes Bay Medical Research Foundation. The 3.5-year follow-up study was funded by the Child Health Research Foundation, Becroft Foundation and Auckland Medical Research Foundation. The 7-year follow-up study was funded by the Child Health Research Foundation. The 3.5- and 7-year follow-up studies were conducted in the Children’s Research Centre which is supported in part by the Starship Foundation and Auckland District Health Board. EA Mitchell and JMD Thompson are supported by the Child Health Research Foundation.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Abbreviations:
    AGA
    appropriate for gestational age
    BIA
    bioelectrical impedance analysis
    BMI
    body mass index
    CI
    confidence interval
    CRC
    Children’s Research Centre
    FFM
    fat free mass
    IQR
    interquartile range
    MET
    metabolic equivalent task
    PBF
    percentage body fat
    SDS
    standard deviation score
    SGA
    small for gestational age

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