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Q Which postnatal factors are associated with failure to thrive (FTT)?
a live birth cohort from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).
Bristol and surrounding areas, UK.
11 900 (83%) of 14 062 infants from the original ALSPAC birth cohort who had a gestational age of 37–41 weeks. Infants with major congenital abnormalities that could affect feeding (eg, Down’s syndrome, cleft palate) and those with incomplete weight measurements were excluded.
parent characteristics (social class; education; use of car; maternal ethnicity, height, age, parity, and smoking), infant characteristics at birth (sex, …
For correspondence: Professor A Emond, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Hampton House, Bristol, UK.
Source of funding: Wellcome Trust, UK.