Associations of Birth Order with Early Adolescent Growth, Pubertal Onset, Blood Pressure and Size: Evidence from Hong Kong's "Children of 1997" Birth Cohort.

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Man Ki Kwok; Gabriel M Leung; C Mary Schooling;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 11,issue 4 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153787, pmc: PMC4835083
  • Subject: Vascular Medicine | Research Article | Anatomy | Research Design | Body Weight | Population Groupings | Hair | People and Places | Children | Endocrine Physiology | Puberty | Blood Pressure | Birth Weight | Biology and Life Sciences | Infants | Research and Analysis Methods | Physiology | Birth | Maternal Health | Integumentary System | Medicine | Families | Age Groups | Q | R | Physiological Parameters | Women's Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Science | Cohort Studies | Medicine and Health Sciences | Endocrinology

Background Birth order has been proposed as a cardiovascular risk factor, because the lower birth weight and greater infant weight gain typical of firstborns could programme metabolism detrimentally. Methods We examined the associations of birth order (firstborn or late... View more
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