This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition child adiposity
Sponsor Johns Hopkins University
Start date February 2013
End date June 2017
Trial size 1000 participants
Trial identifier NCT01788644, Pro00036242


The purpose of this study is to examine risk factors associated with infant growth and the development of obesity in the first year of life. The investigators plan to establish a racially and ethnically diverse southern cohort of 800 mother/infant dyads, followed regularly from birth to 12 months of age. The cohort will be residents of Durham, North Carolina (NC) and the immediate surrounding area. The proposed longitudinal study will examine factors contributing to the development of obesity, including dietary behaviors, physical activity and inactivity, stress, and sleep duration and quality. Frequent in-home assessments throughout infancy and contact with other care providers will help pinpoint exactly when children begin to gain weight excessively and will identify risk factors related to energy intake, energy expenditure, stress, and sleep associated with obesity.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Change in child adiposity
time frame: birth - 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - mother over 18 - in 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy with singleton - speak and read English - planning to stay in area for the first year of baby's life Exclusion Criteria: - baby born with conditions that may affect weight, feeding or motor activity

Additional Information

Official title Nurture: Early Child Care and Risk of Obesity
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Johns Hopkins University.