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Vogt, Thomas
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Vogt, T., Lindkvist, M., Ivarsson, A., Silfverdal, S.-A. & Vaezghasemi, M. (2024). Temporal trends and educational inequalities in obesity, overweight and underweight in pre-pregnant women and their male partners: a decade (2010–2019) with no progress in Sweden. European Journal of Public Health, Article ID ckae052.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Temporal trends and educational inequalities in obesity, overweight and underweight in pre-pregnant women and their male partners: a decade (2010–2019) with no progress in Sweden
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2024 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, article id ckae052Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Trends in overweight and obesity among expectant parents can provide useful information about the family environment in which children will grow up and about possible social inequalities that may be passed on to them. Therefore, we aimed to assess whether the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity changed over time in pre-pregnant women and their male partners in northern Sweden, and if there were any educational inequalities.

Methods: This study is based on cross-sectional data from a repeated survey of the population in Västerbotten, Sweden. The study population included 18,568 pregnant women and 18,110 male partners during the period 2010–2019. Multinomial logistic regression models were fitted separately for pregnant women and male partners to assess whether the prevalence of age-adjusted underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity had evolved between 2010 and 2019, and whether trends differed by educational level.

Results: Among women, obesity prevalence increased from 9.4% in 2010 to 11.7% in 2019. Among men, it went from 8.9 to 12.8%. Educational inequalities were sustained across the study period. In 2019, the prevalence of obesity was 7.8 percentage points (pp) (CI = 4.4–11.3) higher among women with low compared to high education. The corresponding figure for men was 6.4 pp (CI = 3.3–9.6).

Conclusions: It is not obvious that the prevalence of obesity among parents-to-be will decrease under current dispositions. Public health policies and practice should therefore be strengthened.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2024
Keywords
obesity, pregnancy, body mass index procedure, educational status, parent, knowledge acquisitionunder, weight, overweight
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223140 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/ckae052 (DOI)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2022-00493
Available from: 2024-04-10 Created: 2024-04-10 Last updated: 2024-04-10
Vaezghasemi, M., Vogt, T., Lindkvist, M., Pulkki-Brännström, A.-M., Richter Sundberg, L., Lundahl, L., . . . Ivarsson, A. (2023). Multifaceted determinants of social-emotional problems in preschool children in Sweden: An ecological systems theory approach. SSM - Population Health, 21, Article ID 101345.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multifaceted determinants of social-emotional problems in preschool children in Sweden: An ecological systems theory approach
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2023 (English)In: SSM - Population Health, ISSN 2352-8273, Vol. 21, article id 101345Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social-emotional problems occurring early in life can place children at future risk of adverse health, social and economic outcomes. Determinants of social-emotional problems are multi-layered and originate from different contexts surrounding children, though few studies consider them simultaneously. We adopted a holistic approach by using Bronfenbrenner's process-person-context-time model as a structuring device. We aimed to assess what characteristics of families and children from pregnancy, over birth, and up to 3 years of age are associated with social-emotional problems in boys and girls. This study used regional data from the Salut Programme, a universal health promotion programme implemented in Antenatal and Child Health Care, and data from national Swedish registers. The study population included 6033 3-year-olds and their parents during the period 2010–2018. Distinct logistic regression models for boys and girls were used to assess associations between the family social context, parents' lifestyle, parent's mental health, children's birth characteristics, and indicators of proximal processes (the independent variables); and children's social-emotional problems as measured by the parent-completed Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional between 33 and 41 months of age (the outcome). Overall, a less favourable family social context, detrimental lifestyle of the parents during pregnancy, and parents' mental illness from pregnancy onwards were associated with higher odds of social-emotional problems in 3-year-olds. Higher screentime and infrequent shared book-reading were associated with higher odds of social-emotional problems. The multifaceted determinants of children's social-emotional problems imply that many diverse targets for intervention exist. Additionally, this study suggests that Bronfenbrenner's process-person-context-time theoretical framework could be relevant for public health research and policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Social-emotional health, Mental health, Preschool children, Ecological systems theory:sweden
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-204344 (URN)10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101345 (DOI)2-s2.0-85147123061 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2021-00155
Available from: 2023-02-02 Created: 2023-02-02 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Vogt, T. & Gustafsson, P. E. (2022). Disparities in fruit and vegetable intakeat the intersection of gender and educationin northern Sweden: a cross‑sectional study. BMC Nutrition, 8, Article ID 147.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disparities in fruit and vegetable intakeat the intersection of gender and educationin northern Sweden: a cross‑sectional study
2022 (English)In: BMC Nutrition, E-ISSN 2055-0928, Vol. 8, article id 147Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Even though the existence of inequalities in fruit and vegetable consumption has been well established, it is not clear how it is patterned across intersections of multiple social positions and identities. This study aims to investigate disparities in fruit and vegetable intake between groups at the intersection of education and gender in northern Sweden, and to estimate the discriminatory accuracy of the intersectional groups.

Methods: Cross-sectional data from the 2018 Health on Equal Terms survey conducted in four regions in northern Sweden was used (N = 21,853). Four intersectional groups were created: high and low educated men, and high and low educated women. Prevalence differences corresponding to joint, referent, and excess intersectional inequalities, were estimated for three outcomes: inadequate fruit and vegetable intake combined, inadequate fruit intake, and inadequate vegetable intake. The discriminatory accuracy of the intersectional groups was estimated by the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve.

Results: Low educated men had the highest prevalence of inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables combined (81.4%), fruits (83.4%), and vegetables (84.9%), while high educated women had the lowest (47.7, 60.2, and 51.8%, respectively). The joint disparities between high educated women and low educated men were both significant and substantial for all outcomes (34.6 percentage points (pp.), 25.2 pp., and 31.2 pp., adjusted), although differences in magnitude were noted between fruit and vegetable intake. The joint disparities were mostly explained by the two referent disparities for gender and education. The excess intersectional disparity - the part of the joint disparity not explained by either referent disparity – was negative for all three outcomes (-5.5 pp., − 4.2 pp., and − 4.6 pp. respectively, adjusted). The discriminatory accuracy of the intersectional groups was moderate (0.67, 0.65, and 0.68 respectively).

Conclusions: An intersectional approach can provide a more detailed view of inequalities in fruit and vegetable consumption between groups combining several social positions. The moderate discriminatory accuracy observed here suggests that interventions and policies aiming to reduce diet inequalities should not solely be targeted at certain groups, but also be universal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central (BMC), 2022
Keywords
Intersectionality, Joint disparity, Referent disparities, Excess intersectional disparity, Discriminatory accuracy, Fruits, Vegetables, Gender, Education, Sweden
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Social Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201405 (URN)10.1186/s40795-022-00641-5 (DOI)000898454200001 ()2-s2.0-85144463945 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Umeå University, FS 2.1.6-339-20
Available from: 2022-12-01 Created: 2022-12-01 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
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