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Joint association between birth weight at term and later life adherence to a healthy lifestyle with risk of hypertension: a prospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, July 2015
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Title
Joint association between birth weight at term and later life adherence to a healthy lifestyle with risk of hypertension: a prospective cohort study
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BMC Medicine, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-015-0409-1
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Yanping Li, Sylvia H. Ley, Tyler J. VanderWeele, Gary C. Curhan, Janet W. Rich-Edwards, Walter C. Willett, John P. Forman, Frank B. Hu, Lu Qi

Abstract

Low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyles in adulthood have been independently associated with an elevated risk of hypertension. However, no study has examined the joint effects of these factors on incidence of hypertension. We followed 52,114 women from the Nurses' Health Study II without hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, prehypertension, and hypertension at baseline (1991-2011). Women born preterm, of a multiple pregnancy, or who were missing birth weight data were excluded. Unhealthy adulthood lifestyle was defined by compiling status scores of body mass index, physical activity, alcohol consumption, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet, and the use of non-narcotic analgesics. We documented 12,588 incident cases of hypertension during 20 years of follow-up. The risk of hypertension associated with a combination of low birth weight at term and unhealthy lifestyle factors (RR, 1.95; 95 % CI, 1.83-2.07) was more than the addition of the risk associated with each individual factor, indicating a significant interaction on an additive scale (P interaction <0.001). The proportions of the association attributable to lower term birth weight alone, unhealthy lifestyle alone, and their joint effect were 23.9 % (95 % CI, 16.6-31.2), 63.7 % (95 % CI, 60.4-66.9), and 12.5 % (95 % CI, 9.87-15.0), respectively. The population-attributable-risk for the combined adulthood unhealthy lifestyle and low birth weight at term was 66.3 % (95 % CI, 56.9-74.0). The majority of cases of hypertension could be prevented by the adoption of a healthier lifestyle, though some cases may depend on simultaneous improvement of both prenatal and postnatal factors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 87 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 27%
Student > Bachelor 18 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Researcher 5 6%
Other 18 20%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 7%
Psychology 5 6%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 13 15%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 12 October 2015.
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