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Margarete E. Vollrath
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
93Publications
32H-index
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#1Margarete E. Vollrath (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 32
#2Svenn Torgersen (University of Oslo)H-Index: 46
Last.Leila Torgersen (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 20
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Objective Our aim is to examine the associations of the Big Five personality factors with eating behaviors in children using a cross-sectional study in 1543 randomly Norwegian 7–12 year olds.
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#1Margarete E. Vollrath (University of Oslo)H-Index: 32
#2Sarah E. Hampson (Oregon Research Institute)H-Index: 48
Last.Eivind Ystrom (University of Oslo)H-Index: 23
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The goal of this study is to examine the extent to which child temperament predicts the adiposity rebound, a steep increase in the body mass index (BMI) between ages 5 and 7 years. If this increase occurs at an earlier age, the risk for later obesity is elevated. To improve the accuracy of the examination, we use a genetically informed design, a sibling-control study, to control for genetic and familial confounding. We hypothesize that temperament traits tapping negative emotionality, approach a...
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#1Lia Ferschmann (University of Oslo)H-Index: 4
#2Anders M. Fjell (University of Oslo)H-Index: 59
Last.Christian K. Tamnes (University of Oslo)H-Index: 32
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How personality traits relate to structural brain changes in development is an important but understudied question. In this study, cortical thickness (CT) and surface area (SA), estimated using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), were investigated in 99 participants aged 8-19 years. Follow-up MRI data were collected after on average 2.6 years for 74 individuals. The Big Five personality traits were related to longitudinal regional CT or SA development, but limited cross-sectional relations were ob...
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#1Margarete E. Vollrath (University of Oslo)H-Index: 32
#2Verena Sengpiel (Sahlgrenska University Hospital)H-Index: 15
Last.Beatrice Latal (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 16
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Anxiety is associated with preterm deliveries in general (before week 37 of pregnancy), but is that also true for late preterm (weeks 34/0–36/6) and early term deliveries (weeks 37/0–38/6)? We aim to examine this association separately for spontaneous and provider-initiated deliveries. Participants were pregnant women from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), which has been following 95 200 pregnant women since 1999. After excluding pregnancies with serious health complications, 8...
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#1Kim Stene-Larsen (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 8
#2Astri Maria Lang (Oslo University Hospital)H-Index: 6
Last.Margarete E. Vollrath (University of Oslo)H-Index: 32
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Background Recent findings has shown that late preterm births (gestational weeks 34–36) and early term births (gestational weeks 37–38) is associated with an increased risk of several psychological and developmental morbidities. In this article we investigate whether late preterm and early term births is associated with an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems at 36 months of age and whether there are gender differences in risk of these outcomes.
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#1Margarete E. Vollrath (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 32
#2Sarah E. Hampson (Oregon Research Institute)H-Index: 48
Last.Svenn Torgersen (University of Oslo)H-Index: 46
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Children's personality traits are invaluable predictors of concurrent and later mental and physical health. Several validated longer inventories for assessing the widely recognized Five-Factor Model of personality in children are available, but short forms are scarce. This study aimed at constructing a 30-item form of the 144-item Hierarchical Personality Inventory for Children (HiPIC) (Mervielde & De Fruyt, 1999). Participants were 1543 children aged 6–12 years (sample 1) and 3895 children aged...
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#2Margarete E. Vollrath (University of Oslo)H-Index: 32
Last.Eivind Ystrom (University of Oslo)H-Index: 23
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Studies suggest that preterm delivery is a risk factor for early language delays, but knowledge is scarce about the persistence of the delays and whether the association is of a linear kind. To resolve this, effects of confounding risk factors that are both shared within a family and pregnancy specific need to be distinguished from effects of preterm delivery. Our study examines the association between early gestational age and language outcomes, using a sibling-control design.The sample compris...
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#2Margarete E. Vollrath (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 32
This study examines the associations of child temperament with overweight/obesity and breakfast habits. Participants were 17,409 five-year-olds whose mothers partake in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), and completed a questionnaire at the child’s 5th birthday. Temperament was assessed as externalizing, internalizing and sociable temperament. Breakfast habits differentiated between “every day”, “4 to 6 times a week”, and “0 to 3 times a week”. The child’s weight status was dete...
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#1Ragnhild Bang Nes (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 13
#2Lars Johan Hauge (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 13
Last.Margarete E. VollrathH-Index: 32
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Combining work and family responsibilities is challenging when children have special needs, and mothers commonly make employment-related adjustments. In this study, the authors examined associations between maternal work absence and child language impairment and behavior problems in preschool children. Questionnaire data at child age 3 years from 33,778 mothers participating in the prospective population-based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study were linked to national register data on emplo...
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#1Sarah E. Hampson (Oregon Research Institute)H-Index: 48
#2Margarete E. Vollrath (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 32
Last.Pétur B. Júlíusson (University of Bergen)H-Index: 20
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Summary Background Personality may be an important yet understudied influence on childhood obesity. Objective We investigated the association between children's personality traits and weight status in a sample of 1533 6–12 year olds. Methods Mothers rated their child's personality using the Norwegian Hierarchical Personality Inventory for Children, and reported on their child's height and weight. Results Relative to their normal weight peers, overweight children were rated lower on energy, optim...
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