Supported by the Centers of Excellence Grant of CNPq (the Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development).
Topical Section: Development, Pregnancy, and Traumatization
Binge eating during pregnancy and birth outcomes: A cohort study in a disadvantaged population in Brazil†
Article first published online: 25 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 45, Issue 7, pages 827–831, November 2012
How to Cite
Nunes, M. A. A., Pinheiro, A. P., Camey, S. A. and Schmidt, M. I. (2012), Binge eating during pregnancy and birth outcomes: A cohort study in a disadvantaged population in Brazil. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 45: 827–831. doi: 10.1002/eat.22024
- Issue published online: 17 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 MAR 2012
- Centers of Excellence Grant of CNPq (the Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development
- binge eating;
- pregnancy outcome;
- cohort studies;
- eating disorders
To assess the impact of binge eating behavior (BE) during pregnancy on birth outcomes among 697 Brazilian women who attended primary care.
Pregnant women answered a questionnaire on sociodemographic data, obstetric history, and The Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q). Perinatal outcomes were obtained from birth records. Birth weight, prematurity, caesarean delivery, being small or large for gestational age were compared among women reporting BE (N = 119) and those without BE (N = 578). Poisson regression was used to estimate the association between BE during pregnancy and birth outcomes.
BE during pregnancy was not significantly associated with the birth outcomes analyzed. Gestational weight gain was significantly higher among those who reported BE.
Binge eating behavior during pregnancy may not influence birth outcomes as binge eating disorder does but affects gestational weight gain. Women reporting binge eating during pregnancy should undergo a diagnostic assessment for eating disorders. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012;45:827–831)