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Impact of maternal depressive symptoms on growth of preschool- and school-aged children

TitleImpact of maternal depressive symptoms on growth of preschool- and school-aged children
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSurkan, PJ, Ettinger, AK, Ahmed, S, Minkovitz, CS, Strobino, D
JournalPediatrics
Volume130
Paginatione847-55
Date PublishedOct
ISBN Number1098-4275; 0031-4005
Accession Number22966023
Keywords*Maternal Behavior, Adolescent, Adult, body height, Body Weight, Child, Child, Preschool, Cohort Studies, Depression/*complications, Female, Growth Charts, Growth Disorders/*etiology, Humans, Logistic Models, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Multivariate Analysis, Odds Ratio, Psychological Tests, Questionnaires, Severity of Illness Index, United States, Young Adult
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to examine whether maternal depressive symptoms at 9 months postpartum adversely affect growth in preschool- and school-aged children. METHODS: We used data from the US nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort. We fit multivariable logistic regression models to study maternal depressive symptoms at 9 months postpartum (using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale) in relation to child growth outcomes,