Childcare and Overweight or Obesity over 10 Years of Follow-Up
Référence bibliographique 
Geoffroy, Marie-Claude, Power, Chris, Touchette, Evelyne, Dubois, Lise, Boivin, Michel, Séguin, Jean R., Tremblay, Richard E. et Côté, Sylvana M. 2013. «Childcare and Overweight or Obesity over 10 Years of Follow-Up ». The Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 162, no 4, p. 753-758.
Intentions : This article «[…] aimed to examine the association of type of childcare arrangements from 1.5-4 years on childhood over-weight/obesity between 4 and 10 years […].» (p. 753)
Échantillon/Matériau : «Data for this study were collected for the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development, a prospective birth cohort of singletons born to mothers living in the province of Quebec between October 1997 and July 1998. […] Of 2940 children randomly selected from the Quebec Master Birth Registry of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, 2223 agreed to participate in the study […] and 2120 were retained for the longitudinal follow-up.» (p. 754)
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
According to the authors,«[c]ompared with parental care, children who attended a center-based childcare had higher odds of being overweight/obese in childhood (4-10 years old). Additionally, children being taken care of by relatives had higher odds of being overweight/obese, although with greater uncertainty […]. There was no association between family-based childcare and nanny/babysitter and children’s overweight/obesity over the 6-year period of follow-up. […] Hours in center- based childcare and in relative care were significantly associated with overweight/obesity in childhood. We re-analyzed the data while excluding very pre-term babies […] and pre-term babies […], and the results were unaltered. The rate of overweight/obesity increased significantly with age, […] but the child’s age by childcare exposure interaction was not significant […].» (p. 755-756)