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Infant feeding practices and nut allergy over time in Australian school entrant children

Paton, Jessica; Kljakovic, Marjan; Ciszek, Karen; Ding, Pauline

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Aim. To measure the association between infant feeding practices and parent-reported nut allergy in school entrant children. Method. The Kindergarten Health Check Questionnaire was delivered to all 110 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) primary schools between 2006 and 2009. Retrospective analyses were undertaken of the data collected from the kindergarten population. Results. Of 15142 children a strong allergic reaction to peanuts and other nuts was reported in 487 (3.2%) and 307 (3.9%),...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPaton, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorKljakovic, Marjan
dc.contributor.authorCiszek, Karen
dc.contributor.authorDing, Pauline
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-11T00:31:05Z
dc.date.available2012-07-11T00:31:05Z
dc.identifier.issn1687-9740
dc.identifier.issn1687-9759
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9140
dc.description.abstractAim. To measure the association between infant feeding practices and parent-reported nut allergy in school entrant children. Method. The Kindergarten Health Check Questionnaire was delivered to all 110 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) primary schools between 2006 and 2009. Retrospective analyses were undertaken of the data collected from the kindergarten population. Results. Of 15142 children a strong allergic reaction to peanuts and other nuts was reported in 487 (3.2%) and 307 (3.9%), children, respectively. There was a positive association between parent reported nut allergy and breast feeding (OR = 1.53; 1.11–2.11) and having a regular general practitioner (GP) (OR = 1.42; 1.05–1.92). A protective effect was found in children who were fed foods other than breast milk in the first six months (OR = 0.71; 0.60–0.84). Conclusion. Children were at an increased risk of developing a parent-reported nut allergy if they were breast fed in the first six months of life.
dc.format5 pages
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.rights"Copyright © 2012 Jessica Paton et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited" - from article
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Pediatrics 2012 (2012): article ID 675724
dc.titleInfant feeding practices and nut allergy over time in Australian school entrant children
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume2012
dcterms.dateAccepted2012-05-17
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor111711 - Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
local.identifier.absfor111717 - Primary Health Care
local.identifier.absfor140200 - APPLIED ECONOMICS
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4153526xPUB101
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.hindawi.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPaton, Jessica, ANU Medical School
local.contributor.affiliationKljakovic, Marjan, ANU Medical School, Academic Unit of General Practice
local.contributor.affiliationCiszek, Karen, ACT Health Directorate, ACT School Health Check for Kindergarten Children
local.contributor.affiliationDing, Pauline, ANU, Statistical Consulting Unit
local.bibliographicCitation.issueArticle ID 675724
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage5
local.identifier.doi10.1155/2012/675724
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T09:03:43Z
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