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Low birth-weight in NSW, 1987: a population-based study.
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PMID:  8304884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The New South Wales perinatal data collection was used to examine the association between low birth-weight and some of its potential risk factors. The study population comprised all recorded singleton births to residents of NSW in 1987. Low birth-weight infants were categorized as either small for gestational age (SGA) or preterm (less than 37 weeks). Risk factors were analyzed separately for these categories. The risk factors examined were primarily demographic or reproductive history variables. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression were used to evaluate the risk factors. The factors associated with SGA birth were mainly demographic (maternal age, parity, marital status, socioeconomic status, and ethnic group) while those associated with preterm birth had more reproductive history variables (maternal age, parity, marital status, prior spontaneous abortion, prior induced abortion, prior stillbirth or neonatal death, sex of infant). A first antenatal visit after 12 weeks had a statistically significant but small effect on both SGA and preterm birth.
C Algert; C Roberts; P Adelson; M Frommer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-10     Completed Date:  1994-03-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Branch, NSW Department of Health, Sydney.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous
Ethnic Groups
Fetal Death
Fetal Growth Retardation / epidemiology*,  ethnology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
Marital Status
Maternal Age
Multivariate Analysis
New South Wales / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology*,  ethnology
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Odds Ratio
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Social Class
Vietnam / ethnology

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