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Early life predictors of increased body mass index among indigenous Australian children

Thurber, Katherine; Dobbins, Timothy; Kirk, Martyn; Dance, Phyllis; Banwell, Cathy


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to be obese and experience chronic disease in adulthood - conditions linked to being overweight in childhood. Birthweight and prenatal exposures are associated with increased Body Mass Index (BMI) in other populations, but the relationship is unclear for Indigenous children. The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children is an ongoing cohort study of up to 1,759 children across Australia. We used a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130039
Access Rights: Open Access


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