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The sample of women selected for the survey was determined by a systematic stratified sampling strategy that is weighted on the basis of birth weight.
The purpose of this paper was to summarize and analyze studies regarding maternal exercise and birth weight using meta-analysis (Glass, 1977; Hedges & Olkin, 1985).
The chapters are set up in more or less parallel fashion so that each begins with a treatment of the population of a city and its economy, moves on to a discussion of the hospital whose records are under analysis (hospitals in the case of Boston), then examines and analyzes the data on birth weight over time, and concludes with a look at the "Nutrition and Disease Environment" of the city in question.
Evidence seems to indicate that a comprehensive prenatal care program focusing on prematurity prevention may be able to reduce the incidence of low birth weight among females of all ages (Buescher et al.
We first estimated the association between cord serum PCB-153 and birth weight using linear multivariate-adjusted regression models in each cohort separately, and then we used mixed-effect models to estimate the combined effect (pooled analysis).
The study led by Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona found that for every increase of five micrograms per cubic metre in exposure to fine particulate matter during pregnancy, the risk of low birth weight in the baby rose by 18 percent.
The mean birth weight standard deviation was significantly greater in the IL-10 positive group (0.
It is nice that they have followed in the footsteps of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown who both announced the birth weights of their children in imperial measures.
SCIENTISTS have found a genetic link between low birth weight and adulthood diabetes.
Low birth weight (LBW) is defined as weighing less than 2,500 g at birth.
Animal studies have shown that increased exposure to phthalates is tightly linked to low birth weight in male offspring.
2) In experienced hands, intrapartum clinical estimates of birth weight for term infants are at least as good as ultrasound-based predictions, being correct to within 10% of the birth weight in 55-72% of estimations.