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Title: Associated factors of behavioural problems in children at preschool age : the Hokkaido study on environment and children's health
Authors: Minatoya, M.1 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Itoh, S.2 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Araki, A.3 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Tamura, N.4 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Yamazaki, K.5 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Nishihara, S.6 Browse this author
Miyashita, C.7 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kishi, R.8 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Authors(alt): Minatoya, Machiko1
Itoh, Sachiko2
Araki, Atsuko3
Tamura, Naomi4
Yamazaki, Keiko5
Nishihara, Shinkichi6
Miyashita, Chihiro7
Kishi, Reiko8
Keywords: SDQ
Preschool Children
Socio-economic Status
Prospective study
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: Wiley
Journal Title: Child : Care, Health and Development
Volume: 43
Issue: 3
Start Page: 385
End Page: 392
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/cch.12424
Abstract: Background: Finding associated factors with childhood behavioral problems as early as preschool age is important. Studies have revealed several factors including socioeconomic factors, which may vary among different cultural background and population. However, investigation in general Japanese population of preschool age has not been well demonstrated. Thus, the objective of this study was to examine associated factors of childhood behavioral problems using Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in a prospective birth cohort study. Methods: Total 3813 SDQ were distributed between October 2014 and December 2015 to the subpopulation of prospective birth cohort study, the Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children's Health. The subpopulation consisted of participants who had reached age 5 and were born between April 2008 and December 2010. Baseline questionnaire filled at recruitment and birth record were used to obtain participants information. Children with total difficulties score ≧ 13 were defined as likelihood of behavioral problems. 2553 children with valid answers were included into the analysis. The response rate was 67.1%. Results: Number of children with likelihood of behavioral problems was 521 (20.4%). Boys showed more problematic scores than girls. Multivariate analysis found that maternal pre-pregnancy BMI ≧ 30kg/m2, primipara, maternal education lower than high school, family income during pregnancy < 3 million yen/year and boy gender were the factors associated with increased odds ratio of likelihood of child behavioral problems. Conclusions: This study found that prenatal socioeconomic factors were associated with likelihood of child behavioral problems at preschool age in Japan.
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Minatoya, M., Itoh, S., Araki, A., Tamura, N., Yamazaki, K., Nishihara, S., Miyashita, C., and Kishi, R. (2017) Associated factors of behavioural problems in children at preschool age: the Hokkaido study on environment and children's health. Child: Care, Health and Development, 43: 385–392., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Type: article (author version)
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