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Anthropometric status of preschoolers and elementary school children with ADHD: preliminary results from the EPINED study

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    Identifier: imarina:9321009
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    Rojo-Marticella, M
    Arija, V
    Morales-Hidalgo, P
    Esteban-Figuerola, P
    Voltas-Moreso, N
    Canals-Sans, J
    Pediatric Research
    10.1038/s41390-023-02671-6
    Pediatric Research. 94 (4): 1570-1578
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Rojo-Marticella, M; Arija, V; Morales-Hidalgo, P; Esteban-Figuerola, P; Voltas-Moreso, N; Canals-Sans, J
    Department: Ciències Mèdiques Bàsiques Psicologia
    URV's Author/s: Arija Val, Maria Victoria / Canals Sans, Josefa / Esteban Figuerola, Patricia / Morales Hidalgo, Paula / Rojo Marticella, Meritxell / Voltas Moreso, Núria
    Keywords: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity-disorder weight symptoms prevalence obesity growth exercise deficit hyperactivity disorder aged children adolescents
    Abstract: Background: A current area of research interest is the association between ADHD and weight status. This paper aimed to describe the anthropometric status of school children with ADHD, considering age and clinical presentation (inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, or combined), compared with control children. Methods: Participants came from the “Epidemiological Research Project on Neurodevelopmental Disorders” and consisted of 198 preschoolers (41 with ADHD) and 389 elementary school children (163 with ADHD). ADHD was diagnosed using DSM-5 criteria. Anthropometric measurements were taken at various anatomical points, and height, weight, and body composition were also measured. Results: In preschoolers, an association was found between hyperactive-impulsive ADHD and greater height and lower waist-to-height ratio. In elementary school children, regardless of the medication, combined ADHD was associated with smaller head, hip, arm, and thigh circumferences and lower weight, height, and BMI. A total of 19.7% of them were underweight. In contrast, children with inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive presentations presented the highest percentage of overweight/obesity (56%). Conclusion: The anthropometric status of the school children with ADHD showed differences in terms of age and presentation. Preschoolers with hyperactive-impulsive ADHD are taller, and elementary school children with combined ADHD are shorter and smaller than their age-matched control peers. Impact: The anthropometric status of the school children with ADHD showed differences in terms of age and presentation.Preschoolers with hyperactive-impulsive ADHD are taller than their control peers.Elementary school children with combined ADHD, regardless of the pharmacological treatment, are shorter and smaller than their control peers.Medication may anthropometrically affect the height of children with inattentive presentation.Anthropometric and dietary monitoring should be recommended to parents of children with ADHD, with and without medication.
    Thematic Areas: Serviço social Saúde coletiva Química Pediatrics, perinatology and child health Pediatrics Medicina ii Medicina i Interdisciplinar Ensino Educação física Ciências biológicas iii Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Biotecnología
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: meritxell.rojo@urv.cat paula.morales@urv.cat nuria.voltas@urv.cat meritxell.rojo@urv.cat josefa.canals@urv.cat victoria.arija@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0001-8855-0282 0000-0002-6209-9558 0000-0002-1758-0975
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-023-02671-6
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Pediatric Research. 94 (4): 1570-1578
    APA: Rojo-Marticella, M; Arija, V; Morales-Hidalgo, P; Esteban-Figuerola, P; Voltas-Moreso, N; Canals-Sans, J (2023). Anthropometric status of preschoolers and elementary school children with ADHD: preliminary results from the EPINED study. Pediatric Research, 94(4), 1570-1578. DOI: 10.1038/s41390-023-02671-6
    Article's DOI: 10.1038/s41390-023-02671-6
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Pediatrics,Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity-disorder
    weight
    symptoms
    prevalence
    obesity
    growth
    exercise
    deficit hyperactivity disorder
    aged children
    adolescents
    Serviço social
    Saúde coletiva
    Química
    Pediatrics, perinatology and child health
    Pediatrics
    Medicina ii
    Medicina i
    Interdisciplinar
    Ensino
    Educação física
    Ciências biológicas iii
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Biotecnología
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