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The Linked CENTURY Study: linking three decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, March 2016
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Title
The Linked CENTURY Study: linking three decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity
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BMC Pediatrics, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12887-016-0567-0
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Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Matthew W. Gillman, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Ken P. Kleinman, Megan Mariotti, Elsie M. Taveras

Abstract

Despite the need to identify the causes of disparities in childhood obesity, the existing epidemiologic studies of early life risk factors have several limitations. We report on the construction of the Linked CENTURY database, incorporating CENTURY (Collecting Electronic Nutrition Trajectory Data Using Records of Youth) Study data with birth certificates; and discuss the potential implications of combining clinical and public health data sources in examining the etiology of disparities in childhood obesity. We linked the existing CENTURY Study, a database of 269,959 singleton children from birth to age 18 years with measured heights and weights, with each child's Massachusetts birth certificate, which captures information on their mothers' pregnancy history and detailed socio-demographic information of both mothers and fathers. Overall, 74.2 % were matched, resulting in 200,343 children in the Linked CENTURY Study with 1,580,597 well child visits. Among this cohort, 94.0 % (188,334) of children have some father information available on the birth certificate and 60.9 % (121,917) of children have at least one other sibling in the dataset. Using maternal race/ethnicity from the birth certificate as an indicator of children's race/ethnicity, 75.7 % of children were white, 11.6 % black, 4.6 % Hispanic, and 5.7 % Asian. Based on socio-demographic information from the birth certificate, 20.0 % of mothers were non-US born, 5.9 % smoked during pregnancy, 76.3 % initiated breastfeeding, and 11.0 % of mothers had their delivery paid for by public health insurance. Using clinical data from the CENTURY Study, 22.7 % of children had a weight-for-length ≥ 95(th) percentile between 1 and 24 months and 12.0 % of children had a body mass index ≥ 95(th) percentile at ages 5 and 17 years. By linking routinely-collected data sources, it is possible to address research questions that could not be answered with either source alone. Linkage between a clinical database and each child's birth certificate has created a unique dataset with nearly complete racial/ethnic and socio-demographic information from both parents, which has the potential to examine the etiology of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in childhood obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 156 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 13%
Lecturer 20 13%
Researcher 15 10%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 7%
Other 37 24%
Unknown 37 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 50 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 20%
Social Sciences 11 7%
Psychology 8 5%
Computer Science 3 2%
Other 12 8%
Unknown 41 26%

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#14,191,151
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#17
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