TITLE

RESEARCH. Trajectories of relative weight and waist circumference among children with and without developmental coordination disorder

AUTHOR(S)
Cairney, John; Hay, John; Veldhuizen, Scott; Missiuna, Cheryl; Mahlberg, Nadilein; Faught, Brent E.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1167
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Children with developmental coordination disorder have been found to be less likely to participate in physical activities and therefore may be at increased risk of overweight and obesity. We examined the longitudinal course of relative weight and waist circumference among school-aged children with and without possible developmental coordination disorder. Methods: We received permission from 75 (83%) of 92 schools in southwestern Ontario, Canada, to enrol children in the fourth grade (ages 9 and 10 at baseline). Informed consent from the parents of 2278 (95.8%) of 2378 children in these schools was obtained at baseline. The main outcome measures were body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. Children were followed up over two years, from the spring of 2005 to the spring of 2007. Results: Over the course of the study, we identified 111 children (46 boys and 65 girls) who had possible developmental coordination disorder. These children had a higher mean BMI and waist circumference at baseline than did those without the disorder; these differences persisted or increased slightly over time. Children with possible developmental coordination disorder were also at persistently greater risk of overweight (odds ratio [OR] 3.44, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.34--5.07) and obesity (OR 4.00, 95% CI 2.57--6.21) over the course of the study. Interpretation: Our findings showed that children with possible developmental coordination disorder were at greater risk of overweight and obesity than children without the disorder. This risk did not diminish over the study period.
ACCESSION #
53061045

 

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