Early Child Care and Risk of Obesity (Nurture)

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Johns Hopkins University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Child Adiposity

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01788644
Pro00036242

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to examine risk factors associated with infant growth and the development of obesity in the first year of life. The investigators plan to establish a racially and ethnically diverse southern cohort of 800 mother/infant dyads, followed regularly from birth to 12 months of age. The cohort will be residents of Durham, North Carolina (NC) and the immediate surrounding area. The proposed longitudinal study will examine factors contributing to the development of obesity, including dietary behaviors, physical activity and inactivity, stress, and sleep duration and quality. Frequent in-home assessments throughout infancy and contact with other care providers will help pinpoint exactly when children begin to gain weight excessively and will identify risk factors related to energy intake, energy expenditure, stress, and sleep associated with obesity.

Enrollment

860 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • mother over 18
  • in 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy with singleton
  • speak and read English
  • planning to stay in area for the first year of baby's life

Exclusion criteria

  • baby born with conditions that may affect weight, feeding or motor activity

Trial design

860 participants in 1 patient group

No treatment (observational study)

Trial contacts and locations

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