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Epidemiologic identification of infants with low birth weight in urban areas of Latin America: II. A simplified risk score for early prenatal identification in Guatemala City.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1893239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A simple, empirically derived instrument is needed in developing countries to identify mothers at risk of delivering low birth weight (LBW) infants, in order to help reduce the incidence of LBW deliveries and provide mothers at high risk with appropriate health care. The study reported here was devoted to developing an instrument of this kind using data obtained before the twenty-sixth week of gestation from an urban study population of 17,135 Guatemalan women. It appears that this instrument could be appropriately applied to urban populations in other developing countries.
E Kestler; J Villar; L Bolaños; W Calvert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0085-4638     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Pan Am Health Organ     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-24     Completed Date:  1991-10-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505403     Medline TA:  Bull Pan Am Health Organ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Perinatal Research Unit, Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital, Guatemalan Social Security Institute, Guatemala City.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Developing Countries
Guatemala / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods
Risk Factors
Urban Health

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