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Differential birthweights and the clinical relevance of birthweight standards in a multiethnic society.
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PMID:  1674479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using a computer-stored database, birthweights and related variables over 25,000 infants born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) were analysed retrospectively. Only after allowing for maternal height, did the difference between mean birthweights of Dutch and Asian infants disappear, whereas Negroid and Mediterranean infants continued to show respectively lower and higher means than the others. These results confirm that the birthweight standards presently used are inappropriate for detection of deviant weight in non-Dutch groups.
J P Doornbos; H J Nordbeck; A E Van Enk; A S Muller; P E Treffers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-24     Completed Date:  1991-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, De Heel Hospital, Zaandam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Birth Weight*
Body Height
Databases, Factual
Ethnic Groups*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Morocco / ethnology
Netherlands / epidemiology
Reference Values
Suriname / ethnology
Turkey / ethnology

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