Healthy Beginnings Meets HHS Criteria

Last updated: June 2015

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details

Child Health

Outcomes Rated Moderate

Healthy Beginnings
Show Study Effects Details
Outcome measure Effect Follow-up Timing Sample Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Group Difference Effect size Statistical significance Outcome Type Notes
Breastfeeding (yes/no)-Chi-square 12 months
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
12 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 527 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.21 Unadjusted mean = 0.15 Mean difference = 0.06 HomeVEE calculated = 0.25 Statistically significant,
p < 0.05
Secondary
Breastfeeding (yes/no)-Chi-square 6 months
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
6 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 561 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.42 Unadjusted mean = 0.32 Mean difference = 0.10 HomeVEE calculated = 0.26 Not statistically significant,
p = <0.05
Secondary
Breastfeeding duration (weeks)-12 months
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
12 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 527 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.17 Unadjusted mean = 0.13 Mean difference = 0.04 Not available Statistically significant,
p = 0.03
Secondary
Breastfeeding exclusive (yes/no)-6 months
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
6 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 561 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.04 Unadjusted mean = 0.02 Mean difference = 0.02 HomeVEE calculated = 0.45 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.14
Secondary
Introduction of solids (4 months or younger)
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
6 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 561 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.18 Unadjusted mean = 0.26 Mean difference = -0.08 HomeVEE calculated = -0.30 Statistically significant,
p = 0.00
Secondary

footnote209

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

Authors indicated that negative effect favors the treatment group.

Introduction of solids (5 months)
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
6 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 561 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.44 Unadjusted mean = 0.48 Mean difference = -0.04 HomeVEE calculated = -0.10 Statistically significant,
p = 0.00
Secondary

footnote209

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

Authors indicated that negative effect favors the treatment group.

Introduction of solids (6 months)
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
6 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 561 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.39 Unadjusted mean = 0.26 Mean difference = 0.13 HomeVEE calculated = 0.35 Statistically significant,
p = 0.00
Secondary
Introduction of solids (before 6 months)
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
6 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 561 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.62 Unadjusted mean = 0.74 Mean difference = -0.12 HomeVEE calculated = -0.34 Statistically significant,
p = 0.00
Secondary

footnote209

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

Authors indicated that negative effect favors the treatment group.

Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Measure Outcome Measure Description Collection method Properties Outcome Type Operations links

Breastfeeding (yes/no)-Chi-square 12 months

Percentage of mothers who were breastfeeding 12 months after the child's birth Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Breastfeeding (yes/no)-Chi-square 6 months

Percentage of mothers who were breastfeeding 6 months after the child's birth Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Breastfeeding duration (weeks)-12 months

The number of weeks the mother breastfed her child Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Breastfeeding exclusive (yes/no)-6 months

Whether the mother was exclusively breastfeeding (no other liquids or solid foods) at 6 months Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Introduction of solids (4 months or younger)

The percentage of mothers who introduced solid foods when the child was 4 months or younger Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Introduction of solids (5 months)

The percentage of mothers who introduced solid foods when the child was 5 months old Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Introduction of solids (6 months)

The percentage of mothers who introduced solid foods when the child was 6 months old Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Introduction of solids (before 6 months)

The percentage of mothers who introduced solid foods prior to child turning 6 months of age Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary
Healthy Beginnings
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up Timing Sample Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Group Difference Effect size Statistical significance Outcome Type Notes
BMI-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 483 children Unadjusted mean = 16.49 Unadjusted mean = 16.87 Mean difference = -0.38 HomeVEE calculated = -0.22 Statistically significant,
p = 0.01
Primary

footnote209

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

Authors indicated that negative effect favors the treatment group.

Child drink soft drink-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 495 children Unadjusted mean = 0.24 Unadjusted mean = 0.26 Mean difference = -0.03 HomeVEE calculated = -0.09 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.48
Secondary
Child eat french fries-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 496 children Unadjusted mean = 0.86 Unadjusted mean = 0.88 Mean difference = -0.02 HomeVEE calculated = -0.09 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.65
Secondary
Child eat salty snack-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 496 children Unadjusted mean = 0.65 Unadjusted mean = 0.70 Mean difference = -0.04 HomeVEE calculated = -0.12 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.29
Secondary
Child eat sweet snack everyday-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 497 children Unadjusted mean = 0.73 Unadjusted mean = 0.77 Mean difference = -0.04 HomeVEE calculated = -0.13 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.31
Secondary
Child fruit >= 1 serving/day-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 497 children Unadjusted mean = 0.90 Unadjusted mean = 0.93 Mean difference = -0.02 HomeVEE calculated = -0.18 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.43
Secondary
Child outdoor play >=120 minutes/day-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 484 children Unadjusted mean = 0.62 Unadjusted mean = 0.61 Mean difference = 0.01 HomeVEE calculated = 0.01 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.90
Secondary
Child vegetable >= 1 serving/day-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 497 children Unadjusted mean = 0.89 Unadjusted mean = 0.83 Mean difference = 0.07 HomeVEE calculated = 0.35 Statistically significant,
p = 0.03
Secondary
Child water >3 cups/day-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 496 children Unadjusted mean = 0.24 Unadjusted mean = 0.19 Mean difference = 0.06 HomeVEE calculated = 0.21 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.12
Secondary
Length-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 483 children Unadjusted mean = 88.73 Unadjusted mean = 88.42 Mean difference = 0.31 Not available Not statistically significant,
p = 0.35
Primary
Weight-Complete Case Analysis
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 483 children Unadjusted mean = 12.98 Unadjusted mean = 13.15 Mean difference = -0.17 Not available Not statistically significant,
p = 0.24
Primary
Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Measure Outcome Measure Description Collection method Properties Outcome Type Operations links

BMI-Complete Case Analysis

Body Mass Index based on direct measures of height and weight Direct Measurement

Not applicable

Primary

Child drink soft drink-Complete Case Analysis

Percentage of children who drink soft drinks Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Child eat french fries-Complete Case Analysis

Percentage of children who ate french fries Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Child eat salty snack-Complete Case Analysis

Percentage of children who eat salty snacks Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Child eat sweet snack everyday-Complete Case Analysis

Percentage of children who eat sweet snacks Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Child fruit >= 1 serving/day-Complete Case Analysis

Percentage of children consuming one or more servings of fruit a day Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Child outdoor play >=120 minutes/day-Complete Case Analysis

Percentage of children who played outside for 120 minutes or more per day Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Child vegetable >= 1 serving/day-Complete Case Analysis

Percentage of children consuming one or more servings of vegetable a day Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Child water >3 cups/day-Complete Case Analysis

Percentage of children drinking more than 3 cups of water per day Mother report

Not applicable

Secondary

Length-Complete Case Analysis

Child length (cm) Direct Measurement

Not applicable

Primary

Weight-Complete Case Analysis

Child weight (kg) Direct Measurement

Not applicable

Primary
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