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Gestational weight gain in consecutive pregnancies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20816151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between gestational weight gain (GWG) in a woman's first and second pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of 27,771 women with their first and second births in North Carolina's Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System database from 1996-2004. GWG was categorized as inadequate, appropriate, or excessive, according to 2009 Institute of Medicine guidelines. Covariate adjusted polytomous logistic regression was used to test the association between GWG category in the first and second pregnancy. RESULTS: Compared with women with appropriate GWG in their first pregnancy, women with excessive GWG in their first pregnancy had an odds ratio of 2.6 (95% confidence interval, 2.4-2.7) for excessive GWG in their second pregnancy. Women with inadequate GWG in their first pregnancy were similarly likely to repeat this category in their subsequent pregnancy. CONCLUSION: GWG category in a woman's first pregnancy is a significant predictor of GWG category in her subsequent pregnancy.
Authors:
Jeanette R Chin; Katrina M Krause; Truls Ostbye; Najmul Chowdhury; Cheryl A Lovelady; Geeta K Swamy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  203     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-06     Completed Date:  2010-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279.e1-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. jeanette.chin@hsc.utah.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Body Mass Index
Cohort Studies
Female
Gravidity
Humans
Logistic Models
Obesity / complications*
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Weight Gain*

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