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Associations of Parental, Birth, and Early Life Characteristics With Systolic Blood Pressure at 5 Years of Age

Overview of attention for article published in Circulation, October 2004
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Title
Associations of Parental, Birth, and Early Life Characteristics With Systolic Blood Pressure at 5 Years of Age
Published in
Circulation, October 2004
DOI 10.1161/01.cir.0000145165.80130.b5
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Authors

Debbie A. Lawlor, Jake M. Najman, Jonathan Sterne, Gail M. Williams, Shah Ebrahim, George Davey Smith

Abstract

We examined the associations of a range of parental and early life characteristics with systolic blood pressure at 5 years of age. Information from 3864 children who were followed up prospectively from their mother's first antenatal clinic assessment was used. Maternal age, body mass index, and smoking during pregnancy were all positively associated with offspring systolic blood pressure at 5 years of age. The systolic blood pressure of children whose mothers had smoked throughout pregnancy was on average 0.92 mm Hg (95% CI 0.17 to 1.68) greater than that of children whose mothers had never smoked, after full adjustment. Children who had been breast fed until at least 6 months had lower systolic blood pressure than those who were breast fed for a shorter duration. Paternal body mass index and child's weight, height, and body mass index were all positively associated with blood pressure at age 5. Because childhood blood pressure tracks into adulthood, interventions aimed at early life risk factors, such as quitting smoking during pregnancy, breast feeding, and prevention of obesity in all family members, may be important for reducing the population distribution of blood pressure and thus cardiovascular disease risk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 4%
Spain 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 1%
India 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 74 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 23%
Researcher 16 20%
Student > Master 12 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Other 20 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 45%
Unspecified 10 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 12%
Social Sciences 7 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Other 11 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2013.
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#2,124,937
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#4,630
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Outputs of similar age
#79,900
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Outputs of similar age from Circulation
#126
of 183 outputs
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