Birth Size and Childhood Growth as Determinants of Physical Functioning in Older Age: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study

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dc.contributor.author von Bonsdorff, Mikaela
dc.contributor.author Rantanen, Taina
dc.contributor.author Sipilä, Sarianna
dc.contributor.author Salonen, Minna K.
dc.contributor.author Kajantie, Eero
dc.contributor.author Osmond, Clive
dc.contributor.author Barker, David J.P.
dc.contributor.author Eriksson, Johan G.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-10T09:27:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T22:45:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation von Bonsdorff, M., Rantanen, T., Sipilä, S., Salonen, M., Kajantie, E., Osmond, C., . . . , & Eriksson, J. (2011). Birth Size and Childhood Growth as Determinants of Physical Functioning in Older Age: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 174 (12), 1336-1344.
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9262
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_46365
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/38176
dc.description.abstract The study reports on the associations of infant and childhood anthropometric measurements, early growth, and the combined effect of birth weight and childhood body mass index with older age physical functioning among 1,999 individuals born in 1934–1944 and belonging to the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study. Physical functioning was assessed by the Short Form 36 scale. Anthropometric data from infancy and childhood were retrieved from medical records. The risk of lower Short Form 36 physical functioning at the mean age of 61.6 years was increased for those with birth weight less than 2.5 kg compared with those weighing 3.0–3.5 kg at birth (odds ratio (OR) = 2.73, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.57, 4.72). The gain in weight from birth to age 2 years was associated with decreased risk of lower physical functioning for a 1-standard deviation increase (OR = 0.84, 95% CI: 0.75, 0.94). The risk of lower physical functioning was highest for individuals with birth weight in the lowest third and body mass index at 11 years of age in the highest third compared with those whose birth weight was in the middle third and body mass index at age 11 years was in the highest third (OR = 3.08, 95% CI: 1.83, 5.19). The increasing prevalence of obesity at all ages and the aging of populations warrant closer investigation of the role of weight trajectories in old age functional decline.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartof American Journal of Epidemiology
dc.rights © The Author 2011. This is an author's final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the journal American Journal of Epidemiology by Oxford University Press.
dc.subject.other syntymäpaino fi
dc.subject.other kasvu fi
dc.subject.other toimintakyky fi
dc.subject.other ikääntyminen fi
dc.subject.other birth weight en
dc.subject.other development en
dc.subject.other physical functioning en
dc.subject.other aged en
dc.title Birth Size and Childhood Growth as Determinants of Physical Functioning in Older Age: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201207102032
dc.subject.kota 3142, 3141
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Health Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos Terveystieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine gerontologia ja kansanterveys fi
jyx.tutka.volyme 174
jyx.tutka.mnumber 12
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 1336-1344
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1093/aje/kwr270
dc.date.updated 2012-07-10T03:30:06Z
dc.description.version Author's Final draft
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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