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Birth weight, length, head circumference and bilirubin level in Indian newborns in the Sioux Lookout Zone, northwestern Ontario.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6467118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The norms for birth weight, length, head circumference and bilirubin level for native newborns have not been available. To develop appropriate norms, data were obtained from the charts on all live births in the Sioux Lookout Zone, northwestern Ontario, in 1968-69 and 1974-77. These data were correlated to maternal age and parity as well as sex of the infant. Despite impoverished living conditions, the birth weights of the study population were significantly higher than the Canadian norms; length and head circumference, however, were not significantly different. Over one third of the infants had serum bilirubin levels greater than 12 mg/dL (205 mumol/L). Increased maternal age was associated with increased birth weight and length and a lower bilirubin level.
Authors:
M Munroe; C P Shah; R Badgley; H W Bain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-10     Completed Date:  1984-10-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Bilirubin / blood*
Birth Weight*
Body Height*
Cephalometry*
Female
Humans
Indians, North American*
Infant, Newborn*
Male
Maternal Age
Ontario
Parity
Reference Values
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
635-65-4/Bilirubin
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