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What is the nutritional status of children of obese mothers in South Africa?

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dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-08 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T17:30:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T17:30:38Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3875
dc.description.abstract Objective: To evaluate the anthropometric status of children of obese mothers who participated during the 2005 National Food Consumption Study. Methods: The survey population consisted of children 1-9 y of age and their mothers 16 to 35 y of age living in the same households (n ? 1532). A national sample of households was drawn, representative of all nine provinces and urban and rural areas. Trained fieldworkers measured the heights and weights of participants at their homes. Results: The prevalence of obesity was high in the mothers (27.9%), particularly in the 26- to 35-y-old (older) group (32.3%) and in urban areas (29.1%). Children of older mothers had a significantly (P < 0.05) higher mean height-for-age Z-score (-0.91) than those of younger mothers (16 to 25 y old, -1.06). Mean weight-for-age and weight-for-height Z-scores were significantly higher in children of obese women compared with those of non-obese women (BMI <30 kg/m2, P < 0.001). Furthermore, obese mothers had significantly more overweight children than non-obese mothers. Conclusion: Overall, children of obese mothers had significantly higher mean Z-scores than those of mothers who were non-obese. Overweight and obese women were significantly less likely to have stunted or underweight children, whereas underweight women and stunted women were significantly more likely to have underweight and stunted children, respectively. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.subject MOTHERHOOD en
dc.subject NUTRITION en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.title What is the nutritional status of children of obese mothers in South Africa? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume March en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle Nutrition en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6743 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 5392 en
dc.bibliographictitle Steyn, N.P., Labadarios, D., Nel, J., Kruger, H.S. & Maunder, E.M.W. (2011) What is the nutritional status of children of obese mothers in South Africa?. <i>Nutrition</i>. March:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2011 en
dc.contributor.author1 Steyn, N.P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Labadarios, D. en
dc.contributor.author3 Nel, J. en
dc.contributor.author4 Kruger, H.S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Maunder, E.M.W. en

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