Joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary behavior with obesity in children ages 9-11 years from 12 countries

Yijuan Qiao, Tao Zhang, Hongyan Lui, Peter Katzmarzyk, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, William Johnson, Rebecca Kuriyan, Anura Kurpad, Estelle Lambert, Carmel Maher, Jose Maia, Victor Matsudo, Timothy Olds, Vincent Onywera, Olga Sarmiento, Martyn Standage, Mark Tremblay, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Pei ZhaoGang Hu, Timothy Church, Denise Lambert, Tiago Barreira, Stephanie Broyles, Ben Butitta, Catherine Champagne, Shannon Cocreham, Kara Denstel, Katy Drazba, Deidre Harrington, Dione Milauskas, Emily Mire, Allison Tohme, Ruben Rodarte, Bobby Amoroso, John Luopa, Rebecca Neiberg, Scott Rushing, Lucy Lewis

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    Abstract

    Objective: To examine the joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary time with childhood obesity in 12 countries. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 5,088 children aged 9 to 11 years was conducted. Birth weight was recalled by parents or guardians. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior were objectively measured using accelerometry. Results: The association of birth weight with the odds of obesity, central obesity, and high body fat was significant among children with either low MVPA or high sedentary time but not among children with either high MVPA or low sedentary time. In comparison with children with normal birth weight and high MVPA, children with high birth weight and low MVPA showed 4.48- to 5.18-fold higher odds of obesity, central obesity, and high body fat; children with normal birth weight and low MVPA showed 3.00- to 3.30-fold higher odds of obesity, central obesity, and high body fat, and children with high birth weight and high MVPA showed 1.16- to 1.68-fold higher odds of obesity, central obesity, and high body fat. Conclusions: High MVPA is more important than high birth weight as a correlate of obesity in children.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1091-1097
    Number of pages7
    JournalObesity
    Volume25
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Qiao, Y., Zhang, T., Lui, H., Katzmarzyk, P., Chaput, J-P., Fogelholm, M., Johnson, W., Kuriyan, R., Kurpad, A., Lambert, E., Maher, C., Maia, J., Matsudo, V., Olds, T., Onywera, V., Sarmiento, O., Standage, M., Tremblay, M., Tudor-Locke, C., ... Lewis, L. (2017). Joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary behavior with obesity in children ages 9-11 years from 12 countries. Obesity, 25(6), 1091-1097. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.21792