Supported by HD047186, NIDDK56350 from the National Institutes of Health Grants; by N01-ES-85433 from Norwegian Ministry of Health, NIH/NIEHS; by 1 UO1 NS 047537-01 from NIH/NINDS; and by 151918/S10 from Norwegian Research Council/FUGE.
Gestational weight gain of women with eating disorders in the Norwegian pregnancy cohort†
Article first published online: 7 MAY 2010
Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 44, Issue 5, pages 428–434, July 2011
How to Cite
Siega-Riz, A. M., Von Holle, A., Haugen, M., Meltzer, H. M., Hamer, R., Torgersen, L., Berg, C. K., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T. and Bulik, C. M. (2011), Gestational weight gain of women with eating disorders in the Norwegian pregnancy cohort. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 44: 428–434. doi: 10.1002/eat.20835
- Issue published online: 9 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 7 MAY 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 MAR 2010
- National Institutes of Health. Grant Numbers: HD047186, NIDDK56350
- Norwegian Ministry of Health. Grant Number: N01-ES-85433
- NIH/NINDS. Grant Number: 1 UO1 NS 047537-01
- Norwegian Research Council/FUGE. Grant Number: 151918/S10
- eating disorders;
- gestational weight gain
To examine the amount of weight women with eating disorders [anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED)] gained during pregnancy and to evaluate the adequacy of total weight gain.
Data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study were used in a cross-sectional manner, n = 35,148. Descriptive statistics and Generalized Estimating Equations to calculate the relative risk estimates were employed.
Mean gestational weight gain for the entire sample was 2.5 kg at 17.0–20.1 weeks gestation, 9.3 kg at 27.4–29.7 weeks gestation and 15.0 kg at delivery. Women with BN and BED gained significantly more weight on average than those with no eating disorders at each time point. Women with AN had a lower risk (AOR = 0.65 (0.24, 1.72) of gaining inadequately while women with BN and BED were more likely to gain excessively, AOR = 1.09 (1.01, 1.18) and 1.11 (1.08, 1.14), respectively.
The pattern of weight gain identified for each eating disorder subtype may help explain the birth outcomes of women with eating disorders. © 2010 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2011; 44:428–434)