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Prospective associations between socioeconomically disadvantaged groups and metabolic syndrome risk in European children: Results from the IDEFICS study
GENUD (Growth, Exercise, NUtrition and Development) Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Edificio del SAI, C/Pedro Cerbuna s/n, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain / Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón (IA2), Zaragoza, Spain / Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón (IIS Aragón), Zaragoza, Spain / Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERObn), Zaragoza, Spain.
Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany / Institute of Statistics, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany / Institute for Public Health and Nursing Sciences (IPP), University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Cardiology, ISSN 0167-5273, E-ISSN 1874-1754, Vol. 272, p. 333-340Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: Socioeconomic disadvantages during childhood are hypothesised to have negative implications for health. We aimed to investigate the association between socioeconomic disadvantages and children's total metabolic syndrome (MetS) score at baseline and follow-up and the extent to which socioeconomic disadvantages over time and the accumulation of these socioeconomic disadvantages can affect children's MetS risk.

METHODS: The two-year longitudinal IDEFICS study included 2401 European children (aged 2.0-9.9) with complete information of the 16,229 participating at baseline. Sociodemographic variables, psychosocial factors and lifestyle were proxy-reported via questionnaires. Socioeconomically disadvantaged groups included children from families with low income, low education, migrant origin, unemployed parents, parents who lacked a social network, and from non-traditional families. MetS risk score was calculated as the sum of z-scores of waist circumference, blood pressure, lipids and insulin resistance. Linear mixed-effects models were used to study the association between social disadvantages and MetS risk. Models were adjusted for sex, age, well-being and lifestyle (fruit and vegetables consumption, physical activity, screen time).

RESULTS: At both time points, children from low-income families (0.20 [0.03-0.37]); (β estimate and 99% confidence interval), children from non-traditional families (0.14 [0.02-0.26]), children whose parents were unemployed (0.31 [0.05-0.57]) and children who accumulated >3 disadvantages (0.21 [0.04-0.37]) showed a higher MetS score compared to non-socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.

CONCLUSION: Children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families are at high metabolic risk independently of diet, physical activity, sedentary behaviours and well-being. Interventions focusing on these socioeconomically disadvantaged groups should be developed to tackle health disparities.

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Elsevier, 2018. Vol. 272, p. 333-340
Keywords [en]
Children, Family structure, Lack of social support, Metabolic syndrome, Migrants, Modifiable lifestyle indicators, Obesity, Social vulnerabilities, Socioeconomic disadvantages, Socioeconomic status
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Individual and Society VIDSOC
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16108DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.053ISI: 000446025200070PubMedID: 30017513Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85049724656OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-16108DiVA, id: diva2:1243340
Available from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2018-10-23Bibliographically approved

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