Carsten Obel

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aarhus
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events in pregnancy and head circumference at birth
    Carsten Obel
    The Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:802-6. 2003
  2. pmc Do inattention and hyperactivity symptoms equal scholastic impairment? Evidence from three European cohorts
    Alina Rodriguez
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 7:327. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Smoking during pregnancy and hyperactivity-inattention in the offspring--comparing results from three Nordic cohorts
    Carsten Obel
    The Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark
    Int J Epidemiol 38:698-705. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Stress and salivary cortisol during pregnancy
    C Obel
    The Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:647-56. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint [Does TV watching cause child behavior disorders?]
    Carsten Obel
    Skejby Sygehus, Perinatal Epidemiologisk Forskningsenhed, gynaekologisk obstetrisk afdeling, Børne and Ungdomspsykiatrisk Hospital, Risskov
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:2681. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in the Nordic countries
    Carsten Obel
    Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Dept Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, 8200, Aarhus N, Denmark
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 13:II32-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors in pregnancy and mixed-handedness in the offspring
    Carsten Obel
    Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Aarrhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:557-61. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Coffee consumption during pregnancy and the risk of hyperkinetic disorder and ADHD: a prospective cohort study
    Karen Markussen Linnet
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark
    Acta Paediatr 98:173-9. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal lifestyle factors in pregnancy risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and associated behaviors: review of the current evidence
    Karen Markussen Linnet
    Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Psychiatric Hospital for Children and Adolescent, Skejby, Denmark
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1028-40. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint [Does gestational anxiety result in children's attention disorders?]
    Carsten Obel
    Skejby Sygehus, gynaekologisk obstetrisk afdeling, Perinatal Epidemiologisk Forskningsenhed, Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Epidemiologi og Socialmedicin, Center for Epidemiologisk Grundforskning, Børne og Ungdomspsykiatrisk Hospital, Risskov
    Ugeskr Laeger 165:479. 2003

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events in pregnancy and head circumference at birth
    Carsten Obel
    The Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:802-6. 2003
    ..In conclusion, stress in pregnancy may influence foetal brain development in many ways, but we found no support for an effect on the size of the brain as measured by head circumference at birth...
  2. pmc Do inattention and hyperactivity symptoms equal scholastic impairment? Evidence from three European cohorts
    Alina Rodriguez
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 7:327. 2007
    ..Poor academic performance is related to ADHD in clinical samples. However, it is unclear to what extent core ADHD symptoms and scholastic impairment are related in non-referred school-aged children...
  3. doi request reprint Smoking during pregnancy and hyperactivity-inattention in the offspring--comparing results from three Nordic cohorts
    Carsten Obel
    The Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark
    Int J Epidemiol 38:698-705. 2009
    ..We compared the association in cohorts with different smoking frequencies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Stress and salivary cortisol during pregnancy
    C Obel
    The Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:647-56. 2005
    ..In conclusion, we found differences in the associations between chronic stress in early and late pregnancy and cortisol levels indicating that the response to chronic stress is dependent on the stage of the pregnancy...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Does TV watching cause child behavior disorders?]
    Carsten Obel
    Skejby Sygehus, Perinatal Epidemiologisk Forskningsenhed, gynaekologisk obstetrisk afdeling, Børne and Ungdomspsykiatrisk Hospital, Risskov
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:2681. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in the Nordic countries
    Carsten Obel
    Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Dept Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, 8200, Aarhus N, Denmark
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 13:II32-9. 2004
    ..The largest studies have been performed in Norway and Denmark, and in these countries the diagnostic interview DAWBA has also been used in conjunction with the SDQ...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors in pregnancy and mixed-handedness in the offspring
    Carsten Obel
    Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Aarrhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Dev Med Child Neurol 45:557-61. 2003
    ..3; 95% confidence interval 1.2 to 4.4). Women who at the same time reported a high level of distress and stressful life events, had a three- to four-fold higher prevalence of mixed-handedness in their offspring...
  8. doi request reprint Coffee consumption during pregnancy and the risk of hyperkinetic disorder and ADHD: a prospective cohort study
    Karen Markussen Linnet
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark
    Acta Paediatr 98:173-9. 2009
    ..Based on hypotheses from experimental studies, we studied the association between intrauterine exposure to coffee and the risk of clinically verified hyperkinetic disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal lifestyle factors in pregnancy risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and associated behaviors: review of the current evidence
    Karen Markussen Linnet
    Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Psychiatric Hospital for Children and Adolescent, Skejby, Denmark
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1028-40. 2003
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  10. ncbi request reprint [Does gestational anxiety result in children's attention disorders?]
    Carsten Obel
    Skejby Sygehus, gynaekologisk obstetrisk afdeling, Perinatal Epidemiologisk Forskningsenhed, Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Epidemiologi og Socialmedicin, Center for Epidemiologisk Grundforskning, Børne og Ungdomspsykiatrisk Hospital, Risskov
    Ugeskr Laeger 165:479. 2003
  11. ncbi request reprint Infertility, infertility treatment and behavioural problems in the offspring
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Aarhus Department of Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 25:466-77. 2011
    ..Our results are thus overall reassuring regarding behavioural problems in children born to infertile couples, regardless of infertility treatment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Smoking during pregnancy and the risk for hyperkinetic disorder in offspring
    Karen Markussen Linnet
    Department of Obstetrics and Pediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby Sygehus, DK 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Pediatrics 116:462-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between smoking during pregnancy and hyperkinetic and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the offspring in a large population-based study...
  13. pmc Stability of the associations between early life risk indicators and adolescent overweight over the evolving obesity epidemic
    Lise Graversen
    Section for General Medical Practice, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 9:e95314. 2014
    ..Pre- and perinatal factors and preschool body size may help identify children developing overweight, but these factors might have changed during the development of the obesity epidemic...
  14. doi request reprint Bereavement in early life and later childhood overweight
    Jiong Li
    Section for Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    Obes Facts 5:881-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to examine the association between bereavement during the first 6 years of life, as a stress indicator, and subsequent risk of overweight in school-aged children...
  15. pmc Prenatal exposure to bereavement and type-2 diabetes: a Danish longitudinal population based study
    Jasveer Virk
    Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 7:e43508. 2012
    ..Here we examine the association between prenatal exposure to maternal bereavement during preconception and pregnancy and development of type-2 diabetes in the off-spring...
  16. doi request reprint Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the offspring following prenatal maternal bereavement: a nationwide follow-up study in Denmark
    Jiong Li
    Department of Epidemiology, The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Institute of Public Health, The University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 19:747-53. 2010
    ..47 (95% CI 1.00-2.16) and 2.10 (95% CI 1.16-3.80), respectively. Our findings suggest that prenatal maternal exposure to severe stress may increase the risk of ADHD in the offspring...
  17. ncbi request reprint Traits of ADHD and autism in girls with a twin brother: a Mendelian randomization study
    Jørn Attermann
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Aarhus, Denmark
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 21:503-9. 2012
    ..The reason for this may be parental reporting bias, or confounding by unmeasured variables, or a causal effect of an intrauterine environment modified by the sex of the co-twin in the opposite direction of what we expected...
  18. doi request reprint Prevalence and clinical correlates of tic disorders in a community sample of school-age children
    Janne Tabori Kraft
    Psychiatric Hospital of Children and Adolescents, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Denmark
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 21:5-13. 2012
    ..In the absence of hyperactivity, children with CTD are at increased risk for emotional difficulties, but not disruptive behavior problems...
  19. doi request reprint A nationwide study on the risk of autism after prenatal stress exposure to maternal bereavement
    Jiong Li
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Pediatrics 123:1102-7. 2009
    ..We aimed to examine whether prenatal stress exposure after maternal bereavement is associated with an increased risk of autism later in life...
  20. pmc Prenatal stress exposure related to maternal bereavement and risk of childhood overweight
    Jiong Li
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 5:e11896. 2010
    ..In a population-based cohort study, we examined whether prenatal stress related to maternal bereavement during pregnancy was associated with the risk of overweight in offspring during school age...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking during pregnancy and hyperactive-distractible preschooler's: a follow-up study
    Karen Markussen Linnet
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby Sygehus, Denmark
    Acta Paediatr 95:694-700. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Social risk factors as predictors for parental report of deviant behaviour in 3-year-old children
    Else Bonde
    University Hospital of Aarhur, Haral Selmersvej, Risskov, Denmark
    Nord J Psychiatry 58:17-23. 2004
    ..Social disadvantage was not found to be related to "anxious-fearful" behaviour...
  23. doi request reprint Low Apgar scores and risk of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Jiong Li
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Pediatr 158:775-9. 2011
    ..To examine whether low Apgar scores at 5 minutes are associated with increased risks of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Gestational age and birth weight in relation to school performance of 10-year-old children: a follow-up study of children born after 32 completed weeks
    Ida Kirkegaard
    Department of Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby Sygehus, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Pediatrics 118:1600-6. 2006
    ..Much less is known about children of higher gestational ages and birth weights. We studied gestational age after 32 completed weeks and birth weight in relation to the child's school performance at the age of 10 years...
  25. pmc Infertility, infertility treatment and psychomotor development: the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Jin Liang Zhu
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:98-106. 2009
    ..These results suggest that a long TTP may be associated with a modest developmental delay. Infertility treatment, especially ICSI, may be associated with a slight delay for some of these early milestones...
  26. doi request reprint Prenatal stress and cerebral palsy: a nationwide cohort study in Denmark
    Jiong Li
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, The University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Psychosom Med 71:615-8. 2009
    ..We aimed to examine the association between maternal bereavement during the prenatal time period and CP in childhood...
  27. pmc Parental infertility and developmental coordination disorder in children
    Jin Liang Zhu
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Bartholins Alle 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 25:908-13. 2010
    ..In this study, we examined whether children of infertile couples with or without infertility treatment had a higher risk of developmental coordination disorder (DCD)...
  28. pmc Infertility, infertility treatment, and congenital malformations: Danish national birth cohort
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    BMJ 333:679. 2006
    ..To examine whether infertile couples (with a time to pregnancy of > 12 months), who conceive naturally or after treatment, give birth to children with an increased prevalence of congenital malformations...
  29. pmc Parental infertility and cerebral palsy in children
    Jin Liang Zhu
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 25:3142-5. 2010
    ..In this study, we examined whether untreated subfecundity (measured by time to pregnancy) or infertility treatment was associated with an increased risk of CP in the offspring...
  30. pmc Handedness and time to pregnancy
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Department of Epidemiology, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Epidemiology 20:52-5. 2009
    ..Nonright-handedness, particularly mixed-handedness, has been associated with a number of medical conditions. We examined whether handedness was associated with fecundity, measured by time to pregnancy...
  31. pmc Infertility, infertility treatment, and mixed-handedness in children
    Jin Liang Zhu
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Bartholins Alle 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Early Hum Dev 85:745-9. 2009
    ..Mixed-handedness, which may reflect atypical brain laterality, has been linked to a number of medical conditions as well as prenatal stress...
  32. pmc Effect of reducing caffeine intake on birth weight and length of gestation: randomised controlled trial
    Bodil Hammer Bech
    Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    BMJ 334:409. 2007
    ..To estimate the effect of reducing caffeine intake during pregnancy on birth weight and length of gestation...
  33. doi request reprint Prenatal stress and epilepsy in later life: a nationwide follow-up study in Denmark
    Jiong Li
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Epilepsy Res 81:52-7. 2008
    ..To examine whether prenatal exposure to maternal bereavement is associated with an increased risk of epilepsy in the first decades of life...
  34. pmc Infertility, infertility treatment and twinning: the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 22:1086-90. 2007
    ..By using updated information, we assessed the frequencies of dizygotic (DZ) and monozygotic (MZ) twin deliveries as a function of infertility (TTP > 12 months), as well as infertility treatment...
  35. pmc Infertility, infertility treatment, and fetal growth restriction
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Obstet Gynecol 110:1326-34. 2007
    ..To examine the association between infertility, with or without treatment, and fetal growth, as well as perinatal and infant mortality...
  36. pmc Prenatal stress and risk of febrile seizures in children: a nationwide longitudinal study in Denmark
    Jiong Li
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, The University of Aarhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, 8000 Arhus C, Denmark
    J Autism Dev Disord 39:1047-52. 2009
    ..00, 95% CI 0.94-1.06). The HRs did not differ according to the nature or timing of bereavement. Our data do not suggest any causal link between exposure to prenatal stress and febrile seizures in childhood...
  37. ncbi request reprint The Danish National Hospital Register is a valuable study base for epidemiologic research in febrile seizures
    Mogens Vestergaard
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Center at the Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:61-6. 2006
    ..We examined the quality and completeness of the discharge diagnosis of febrile seizures in the Danish National Hospital Register (DNHR)...
  38. pmc Parental infertility and sexual maturation in children
    Jin Liang Zhu
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 24:445-50. 2009
    ..The reproductive health of children born of infertile couples may be affected by infertility treatment or factors associated with infertility. We examined sexual maturation in children of parents with infertility...
  39. pmc Severe maternal stress exposure due to bereavement before, during and after pregnancy and risk of overweight and obesity in young adult men: a Danish National Cohort Study
    Lena Hohwü
    Section for General Practice, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 9:e97490. 2014
    ..Perinatal stress may programme overweight and obesity. We examined whether maternal pre- and post-natal bereavement was associated with overweight and obesity in young men...
  40. doi request reprint Social conditions for people with Down syndrome: a register-based cohort study in Denmark
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Research Program for Children s Mental Health, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    Am J Med Genet A 164:36-41. 2014
    ..These data may provide families with better insight into social conditions and society with a better understanding of the social support needed for persons with DS...
  41. doi request reprint The association between preschool behavioural problems and internalizing difficulties at age 10-12 years
    Kirsten Slemming
    Aarhus University Hospital, Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Risskov, Denmark
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 19:787-95. 2010
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint [Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ-Dan). A new instrument for psychopathologic screening of children aged 4-16 years]
    Carsten Obel
    gynaekologisk obstetrisk afdeling, Perinatal Epidemiologisk Forskningsenhed, Skejby Sygehus, Arhus Universitetshospital, DK 8200 Arhus N
    Ugeskr Laeger 165:462-5. 2003
  43. pmc Preschool weight and body mass index in relation to central obesity and metabolic syndrome in adulthood
    Lise Graversen
    Section for General Medical Practice, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 9:e89986. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to test the associations between preschool weight and body mass index (BMI) and adult BMI, central obesity and metabolic alterations...
  44. ncbi request reprint Periconceptional smoking and the male to female ratio in the offspring--re-assessment of a recently proposed hypothesis
    Carsten Obel
    Int J Epidemiol 32:470-1; author reply 471. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint [The mental health of asylum-seeking children in Denmark]
    Signe Smith Nielsen
    Københavns Universitet, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Afdeling for Sundhedstjenesteforskning
    Ugeskr Laeger 169:3660-5. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to survey asylum-seeking children's mental health in Denmark...
  46. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress during early gestation and offspring sex ratio
    Carsten Obel
    Department of General Practice, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, 8000, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 22:3009-12. 2007
    ..In a population based follow-up study, we aimed to test whether psychological distress was associated with the sex ratio in the offspring...
  47. ncbi request reprint Does children's watching of television cause attention problems? Retesting the hypothesis in a Danish cohort
    Carsten Obel
    Pediatrics 114:1372-3; author reply 1373-4. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint Smoking and alcohol use in pregnancy
    Carsten Obel
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:1391-2; author reply 1392-3. 2002
  49. ncbi request reprint Re: "Fetal growth and childhood behavioral problems: Results from the ALSPAC cohort"
    Carsten Obel
    Am J Epidemiol 164:916-7; author reply 917. 2006
  50. ncbi request reprint Prenatal and postnatal exposure to cell phone use and behavioral problems in children
    Hozefa A Divan
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Epidemiology 19:523-9. 2008
    ..We examined the association between prenatal and postnatal exposure to cell phones and behavioral problems in young children...
  51. pmc Mental health among children seeking asylum in Denmark--the effect of length of stay and number of relocations: a cross-sectional study
    Signe S Nielsen
    Department of Health Services Research, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, DK 1014 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 8:293. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the mental health of children seeking asylum in relation to organisational factors of the asylum system including length of stay and number of relocations...