Zuguo Mei

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hemoglobin and ferritin are currently the most efficient indicators of population response to iron interventions: an analysis of nine randomized controlled trials
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 135:1974-80. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Serum soluble transferrin receptor concentrations in US preschool children and non-pregnant women of childbearing age from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2010
    Zuguo Mei
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Chim Acta 413:1479-84. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the prevalence of shortness, underweight, and overweight among US children aged 0 to 59 months by using the CDC 2000 and the WHO 2006 growth charts
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Pediatr 153:622-8. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Do skinfold measurements provide additional information to body mass index in the assessment of body fatness among children and adolescents?
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 25, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e1306-13. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Assessment of iron status in US pregnant women from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2006
    Zuguo Mei
    National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:1312-20. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Erythrocyte protoporphyrin or hemoglobin: which is a better screening test for iron deficiency in children and women?
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1229-33. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Does overweight in infancy persist through the preschool years? An analysis of CDC Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System data
    Zuguo Mei
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease, Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 48:161-7. 2003
  8. pmc Standard deviation of anthropometric Z-scores as a data quality assessment tool using the 2006 WHO growth standards: a cross country analysis
    Zuguo Mei
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 85:441-8. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in body fatness among children and adolescents
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1105-11. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Height and adiposity among children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obes Res 12:846-53. 2004

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Hemoglobin and ferritin are currently the most efficient indicators of population response to iron interventions: an analysis of nine randomized controlled trials
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 135:1974-80. 2005
    ..It is possible that the optimal indicator(s) may differ with age, sex, and pregnancy. There were too few trials in each age and sex group to allow us to explore this question...
  2. doi request reprint Serum soluble transferrin receptor concentrations in US preschool children and non-pregnant women of childbearing age from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2010
    Zuguo Mei
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Chim Acta 413:1479-84. 2012
    ..The lack of assay standardization and of representative data on the distribution of sTfR in at-risk populations currently limits its utility...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the prevalence of shortness, underweight, and overweight among US children aged 0 to 59 months by using the CDC 2000 and the WHO 2006 growth charts
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Pediatr 153:622-8. 2008
    ..These comparisons are undertaken with 2 sets of cutoff values...
  4. ncbi request reprint Do skinfold measurements provide additional information to body mass index in the assessment of body fatness among children and adolescents?
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 25, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e1306-13. 2007
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Assessment of iron status in US pregnant women from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2006
    Zuguo Mei
    National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:1312-20. 2011
    ..Total body iron calculated from serum ferritin and soluble transferrin receptor concentrations allows for the evaluation of the full range of iron status...
  6. ncbi request reprint Erythrocyte protoporphyrin or hemoglobin: which is a better screening test for iron deficiency in children and women?
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1229-33. 2003
    ..Hemoglobin and erythrocyte protoporphyrin (EP) tests are commonly used to screen for iron deficiency. However, little research has been done to systematically evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of these 2 tests...
  7. ncbi request reprint Does overweight in infancy persist through the preschool years? An analysis of CDC Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System data
    Zuguo Mei
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease, Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 48:161-7. 2003
    ..To determine whether overweight in infancy (0-11 months) and young childhood (12-35 months) persists through the preschool years...
  8. pmc Standard deviation of anthropometric Z-scores as a data quality assessment tool using the 2006 WHO growth standards: a cross country analysis
    Zuguo Mei
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 85:441-8. 2007
    ..In 2006, WHO published new growth standards. Here, we aim to assess whether the SD of height- and weight-based Z-score indicators from the 2006 WHO growth standards can still be used to assess data quality...
  9. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in body fatness among children and adolescents
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1105-11. 2008
    ..Although the BMI is widely used as a measure of adiposity, it is a measure of excess weight, and its association with body fatness may differ across racial or ethnic groups...
  10. ncbi request reprint Height and adiposity among children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obes Res 12:846-53. 2004
    ..3) with height among children. We examined whether the resulting preferential classification of taller children as overweight, based on a BMI > or = 95th percentile, is appropriate...
  11. ncbi request reprint Unexplained decline in the prevalence of anemia among US children and women between 1988-1994 and 1999-2002
    Sarah E Cusick
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1611-7. 2008
    ..The current anemia burden among US preschool children and women of childbearing age has not been documented...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relation of body mass index and waist-to-height ratio to cardiovascular disease risk factors in children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Divisions of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:33-40. 2007
    ..Several investigators have concluded that the waist-to-height ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors than is the body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2))...
  13. ncbi request reprint The prediction of body fatness by BMI and skinfold thicknesses among children and adolescents
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, Georgia
    Ann Hum Biol 34:183-94. 2007
    ..It has been suggested that skinfold thicknesses be measured among overweight children to confirm the presence of excess adiposity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Validity of body mass index compared with other body-composition screening indexes for the assessment of body fatness in children and adolescents
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:978-85. 2002
    ..Validation studies of height- and weight-based indexes of body fatness in children and adolescents have examined only small samples of school-age children...
  15. pmc Classification of body fatness by body mass index-for-age categories among children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:805-11. 2009
    ..To examine the ability of various body mass index (BMI)-for-age categories, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 85th to 94th percentiles, to correctly classify the body fatness of children and adolescents...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and excess adiposity among overweight children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Pediatr 150:12-17.e2. 2007
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Trends in state-specific prevalence of overweight and underweight in 2- through 4-year-old children from low-income families from 1989 through 2000
    Bettylou Sherry
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1116-24. 2004
    ..To document overweight and underweight state-specific prevalence and examine trends among 2- through 4-year-old children from low-income families...
  18. ncbi request reprint Continuing anemia prevention strategies are needed throughout early childhood in low-income preschool children
    Sarah E Cusick
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Pediatr 150:422-8, 428.e1-2. 2007
    ..To assess anemia incidence and persistence in low-income preschool children in the United States...
  19. ncbi request reprint Shifts in percentiles of growth during early childhood: analysis of longitudinal data from the California Child Health and Development Study
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 113:e617-27. 2004
    ..To document growth-velocity changes across major percentiles during the preschool years...
  20. ncbi request reprint Does breastfeeding protect against pediatric overweight? Analysis of longitudinal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System
    Laurence M Grummer-Strawn
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 113:e81-6. 2004
    ..To examine whether increasing duration of breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of overweight in a low-income population of 4-year-olds in the United States...
  21. doi request reprint Comparison of changes in growth percentiles of US children on CDC 2000 growth charts with corresponding changes on WHO 2006 growth charts
    Zuguo Mei
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 50:402-7. 2011
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Relation of childhood height to obesity among adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 109:E23. 2002
    ..In this study, the objective was to determine whether childhood height is related to adult adiposity and whether the association is independent of childhood levels of BMI and triceps skinfold thickness...
  23. ncbi request reprint Overweight among low-income preschool children associated with the consumption of sweet drinks: Missouri, 1999-2002
    Jean A Welsh
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 25, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Pediatrics 115:e223-9. 2005
    ..To examine the association between sweet drink consumption and overweight among preschool children...
  24. ncbi request reprint Iron-containing micronutrient supplementation of Chinese women with no or mild anemia during pregnancy improved iron status but did not affect perinatal anemia
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA and
    J Nutr 144:943-8. 2014
    ..This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT00137744. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of and recommendations for growth references for very low birth weight (< or =1500 grams) infants in the United States
    Bettylou Sherry
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Pediatrics 111:750-8. 2003
    ..To determine the best available growth reference for evaluating the growth status of very low birth weight (VLBW; < or =1500 g) infants in the United States...
  26. ncbi request reprint Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2000 growth charts for the United States: improvements to the 1977 National Center for Health Statistics version
    Cynthia L Ogden
    National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 109:45-60. 2002
    ..To present a clinical version of the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts and to compare them with the previous version, the 1977 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) growth charts...
  27. ncbi request reprint Haemoglobin adjustments to define anaemia
    Kevin M Sullivan
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta GA 30322, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1267-71. 2008
    ..To provide researchers with an unambiguous definition of anaemia using haemoglobin...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an automated soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) assay on the Roche Hitachi analyzer and its comparison to two ELISA assays
    Christine M Pfeiffer
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
    Clin Chim Acta 382:112-6. 2007
    ..Soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) assays are currently not standardized. This hinders data comparison between studies and also affects the use of a recently proposed model to estimate body iron...
  29. ncbi request reprint Identifying risk for obesity in early childhood
    Philip R Nader
    Division of Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e594-601. 2006
    ..Our aim with this study was to assist clinicians by estimating the predictive value of earlier levels of BMI status on later risk of overweight and obesity during the middle childhood and early adolescent years...
  30. ncbi request reprint Is failure to thrive a greater concern than obesity?
    William H Dietz
    J Pediatr 141:6-7. 2002