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High birthweight in an ethnic group of low socioeconomic status.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6838787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Analysis of 14 219 births in West Jerusalem showed that infants of North African origin had a higher birthweight than infants of other ethnic groups. The group of mothers of North African origin included a relatively high proportion from the lowest social classes. The observed excess birthweight was apparent after allowing for the effects of gestation, maternal body size, baby's sex, parity and smoking. Maternal age and season of birth also had a significant effect on birthweight. Birthweight was higher if the mother had immigrated to Israel after the age of 10 years than if she had immigrated at a younger age, or had been born in Israel.
P L Yudkin; S Harlap; M Baras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-23     Completed Date:  1983-06-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Africa, Northern / ethnology
Birth Weight*
Emigration and Immigration
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Socioeconomic Factors

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