Tag: childhood growth

Body mass index (BMI) growth curves generated with longitudinal data for preterm infants demonstrated an initial decline in BMI driven by weight, followed by a linear increase in weight that was more pronounced in the lower gestational age (GA) groups. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Fair) Study Rundown: Surveillance of growth...
1. Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis was not associated with changes in peak height velocity (PHV) or final adult height when compared to undiagnosed individuals. 2. Stimulant treatment for childhood ADHD was associated with a delayed PHV without a significant difference in final adult height when compared to those who...
Image: PD  1. Higher rates of primary and secondary growth disorders were detected in children by automated growth monitoring (AGM) integrated into electronic health records.  2. Referral rates to specialists for suspected growth disorders also increased when automated growth monitoring was used.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study...
Image: PD 1. Linear growth and relative weight gain before age two are both positively associated with key human capital outcomes in adulthood - including height and years of schooling attained.   2. These positive associations diminish around age two, at which point increased relative weight gain may contribute to increased cardiometabolic...