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Maternal nutrition and low birth weight.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12630147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The UK has the same incidence of low birth weight babies as Romania--7% of all births. The incidence is higher in deprived areas. In Hackney, east London, 10% of babies are below 2.5 kg at birth. Infant mortality is higher in smaller babies and they are more likely to be sickly infants, have congenital abnormalities or under-achieve at school.
Wendy Doyle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of family health care     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1474-9114     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Health Care     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-12     Completed Date:  2003-04-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142028     Medline TA:  J Fam Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2     Citation Subset:  N    
London Metropolitan University, London.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Great Britain / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Life Style
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Mothers / education*,  statistics & numerical data

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