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Antenatal and early infant predictors of postnatal growth in rural Vietnam: a prospective cohort study

Sarah Hanieh, Tran T Ha, Alysha M De Livera, Julie A Simpson, Tran T Thuy, Nguyen C Khuong, Dang D Thoang, Thach D Tran, Tuan Tran, Jane Fisher, Beverley-Ann Biggs

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine which antenatal and early-life factors were associated with infant postnatal growth in a resource-poor setting in Vietnam. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study following infants (n=1046) born to women who had previously participated in a cluster randomised trial of micronutrient supplementation (ANZCTR:12610000944033), Ha Nam province, Vietnam. Antenatal and early infant factors were assessed for association with the primary outcome of infant length-for-age z scores at 6 months of age using multivariable linear regression and structural equation modelling. RESULTS: Mean length-for-age z score was -0.58 (SD 0.94) and stunting prevalence was 6.4%. Using structur..

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