Clustering of #lifestyle risk factors for non-communicable diseases in 304,779 #adolescents from 89 countries: A global perspective

The precursors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are often manifested during childhood and adolescence with little knowledge about co-occurrence of their related lifestyle risk factors. .. ..Adolescents aged 16–17 years, compared to those aged 11–13 years, had higher odds (OR 1.33; 95% CI 1.31–1.36) of reporting ≥3 risk factors. Risk factors clustered in multiple combinations and differed by sex. The clustering of physical inactivity and low … Continue reading Clustering of #lifestyle risk factors for non-communicable diseases in 304,779 #adolescents from 89 countries: A global perspective

Prevalence of #Prediabetes Among #Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2005-2016

.. Impaired fasting glucose was defined as fasting plasma glucose of 100 mg/dL to less than 126 mg/dL, IGT as 2-hour plasma glucose of 140 mg/dL to less than 200 mg/dL, and increased HbA1c level as HbA1c level between 5.7% and 6.4%. The prevalence of IFG, isolated IFG, IGT, isolated IGT, increased HbA1c level, isolated increased HbA1c level, and prediabetes (defined as having IFG, IGT, … Continue reading Prevalence of #Prediabetes Among #Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2005-2016

Association of Use of Oral #Contraceptives With #Depressive Symptoms Among #Adolescents and Young Women

.. adolescent users (mean [SD] age, 16.5 [0.7] years) reported higher depressive symptom scores compared with their nonusing counterparts (mean [SD] age, 16.1 [0.6] years) (mean [SD] score, 0.40 [0.30] vs 0.33 [0.30]), which persisted after adjustment for age, socioeconomic status and ethnicity (β coefficient for interaction with age, –0.021; 95% CI, –0.038 to –0.005; P = .0096). Adolescent contraceptive users particularly reported more crying (odds ratio, … Continue reading Association of Use of Oral #Contraceptives With #Depressive Symptoms Among #Adolescents and Young Women

Associations Between Time Spent Using Social Media and Internalizing and Externalizing Problems Among US Youth

In adjusted analyses, use of social media for more than 3 hours per day compared with no use remained significantly associated with internalizing problems alone (>3 to ≤6 hours: RRR, 1.60; 95% CI, 1.11-2.31; >6 hours: RRR, 1.78; 95% CI, 1.15-2.77) and comorbid internalizing and externalizing problems (>3 to ≤6 hours: RRR, 2.01; 95% CI, 1.51-2.66; >6 hours: RRR, 2.44; 95% CI, 1.73-3.43) but not … Continue reading Associations Between Time Spent Using Social Media and Internalizing and Externalizing Problems Among US Youth