Adolescent mothers’ anthropometrics and grandmothers’ schooling predict infant anthropometrics in Ethiopia, India, Peru, Vietnam

Title: Adolescent mothers’ anthropometrics and grandmothers’ schooling predict infant anthropometrics in Ethiopia, India, Peru, Vietnam
Authors: Schott, W
Aurino, E
Penny, ME
Behrman, JR
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We investigated intergenerational associations of adolescent mothers’ and grandmothers’ anthropometrics and schooling with adolescent mothers’ offspring's anthropometrics in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. We examined birthweight (n = 283), birthweight Z‐score (BWZ), conditional growth in weight‐for‐age Z‐score (cWAZ, residuals from a regression of WAZ at last survey round on BWZ, sex, and age), and height‐for‐age Z‐score (HAZ) of children born to older cohort adolescent girls in the Young Lives study. Our key independent variables were adolescent mothers’ body size: HAZ and body‐mass‐index‐for‐age Z‐score (BMIZ) at age 8, conditional HAZ (cHAZ, residuals from a regression of HAZ at the end of a growth period on prior HAZ, age, and sex), conditional BMIZ growth (cBMIZ, calculated analogously), and grandmaternal BMIZ, HAZ, and schooling. We adjusted for child, maternal, and household characteristics. Adolescent mothers’ cHAZ (ages 8–15) predicted birthweight (urn:x-wiley:00778923:media:nyas13455:nyas13455-math-0001 = 130 g, 95% confidence interval (CI) 31–228), BWZ (urn:x-wiley:00778923:media:nyas13455:nyas13455-math-0002 = 0.31, CI 0.09–0.53), and cWAZ (urn:x-wiley:00778923:media:nyas13455:nyas13455-math-0003 = 0.28, CI 0.04–0.51). Adolescent mothers’ BMIZ at age 8 predicted birthweight (urn:x-wiley:00778923:media:nyas13455:nyas13455-math-0004 = 79 g, CI 16–43) and BWZ (urn:x-wiley:00778923:media:nyas13455:nyas13455-math-0005 = 0.22, CI 0.08–0.36). Adolescent mothers’ cBMIZ (ages 12–15) predicted child cWAZ and HAZ. Grandmothers’ schooling predicted grandchild birthweight (urn:x-wiley:00778923:media:nyas13455:nyas13455-math-0006 = 22 g, CI 1–44) and BWZ (urn:x-wiley:00778923:media:nyas13455:nyas13455-math-0007 = 0.05, CI 0.01–0.10).
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2017
Date of Acceptance: 25-Jul-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/51524
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13455
ISSN: 1749-6632
Publisher: Wiley
Start Page: 86
End Page: 106
Journal / Book Title: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume: 1416
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2017 New York Academy of Sciences. This is the accepted version of the following article, which has been published in final form at https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/nyas.13455
Keywords: Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
growth
birthweight
intergenerational
HAZ
adolescent mothers
LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT
MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES
FOR-GESTATIONAL-AGE
INTERGENERATIONAL COHORT
MATERNAL RECALL
PRETERM BIRTH
CHILD GROWTH
SIZE
PREGNANCY
ASSOCIATION
MD Multidisciplinary
General Science & Technology
Publication Status: Published
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