Exploratory Analysis on the Prevalence of Rapid Growth and Overweight in Normal Weight Infants

dc.contributor.advisorUrrutia-Rojas, Ximena
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCipher, Daisha
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMenchaca, John
dc.creatorBell, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T19:56:13Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T19:56:13Z
dc.date.issued2004-06-01
dc.date.submitted2013-11-20T15:00:08-08:00
dc.description.abstractBell, Karen. Exploratory Analysis on the Prevalence of Rapid Growth and Overweight in Normal Birth Weight Infants. Master of Public Health. June 2004. 33 pp, 5 tables, bibliography, 24 titles. Rapid growth can be defined as a period of growth acceleration that occurs in infants who are born of normal birth weight. Research has shown that children who experience this phenomenon exhibit future health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and obesity. Furthermore, these conditions can manifest in childhood and persist to adulthood. The exploratory study reported here examined rapid growth and overweight in this group. This study also included a review of literature that examined health complications and predictors associated with rapid growth and overweight in this group. This study also included a review of literature that examined health complications and predictors associated with rapid growth. In addition, the author investigated the history of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts. The exploratory analysis studied data on ninety-one infants from a Cook Children’s Network pediatric office. The infants’ weight and height information were obtained every two months after birth for a six-month time period. This information was used to plot each infant’s growth on 2000 CDC growth charts which would indicate if a child was either growing rapidly, or overweight. Nineteen infants exhibited rapid growth within the first six to nine months of life. Eight were found to be either obese, overweight or at risk of being overweight. The health complications associated with rapid growth in these infants needs to be assessed. Therefore, it is important that more research is performed that examines this phenomenon.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/27336
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectBiological Factors
dc.subjectClinical Epidemiology
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMaternal and Child Health
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectObstetrics and Gynecology
dc.subjectOther Public Health
dc.subjectPediatrics
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectExploratory analysis
dc.subjectrapid growth
dc.subjectoverweight
dc.subjectnormal birth weight infants
dc.subjectobesity
dc.titleExploratory Analysis on the Prevalence of Rapid Growth and Overweight in Normal Weight Infants
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Public Health
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Health

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