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Author: Seipel, Michael M. O.
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1. Seipel, Michael M. O.
Shafer, Kevin M.
The Effect of Prenatal and Postnatal Care on Childhood Obesity
Social Work 58,3 (July 2013): 241-252.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Child Health; Mothers, Health; Obesity; Pre-natal Care/Exposure; Pre/post Natal Behavior

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Childhood obesity continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. If this problem is unresolved, some children will be at risk for disorders such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer and will become a high economic and social burden for society. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Child and Young Adult sample (N = 6,643), this study examined the relationship between the effect of pre- and postnatal characteristics and obesity. The findings of this study show that the probability of childhood obesity can be lessened if pregnant women do not smoke and do not gain significant pregnancy-related weight. Moreover, breast feeding and health insurance were also found to be correlated to avoiding childhood obesity.
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Seipel, Michael M. O. and Kevin M. Shafer. "The Effect of Prenatal and Postnatal Care on Childhood Obesity." Social Work 58,3 (July 2013): 241-252.