publication . Article . 2016

Maternal Depression and Childhood Overweight in the CHAMACOS Study of Mexican-American Children

Audelo, J; Kogut, K; Harley, KG; Rosas, LG; Stein, L; Eskenazi, B;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Objective Although previous studies have examined the impact of maternal depression on child overweight and obesity, little is known about the relationship in Latino families, who suffer from high risks of depression and obesity. We prospectively investigated the association between depressive symptoms in women with young children and child overweight and obesity (overweight/obesity) at age 7 years among Latino families. Methods Participants included 332 singletons with anthropometric measures obtained at 7 years from the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) study, a birt...
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