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Pregnancy in the underweight woman. Course, outcome, and growth patterns of the infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  484616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The obstetric performance and pregnancy outcome of 354 underweight patients were compared with matched control subjects of normal weight. The growth patterns of their infants were also compared. The underweight women had significantly higher rates of cardiac/respiratory problems, anemia, PROM, and endometritis but were less prone to develop pre-eclampsia. Prematurity and low Apgar scores were significantly more frequent in the infants of underweight women. There was no difference in the frequency of IUGR and in perinatal mortality rates. The mean birth weight of the infants of underweight women was 231 grams less than that of infants of control subjects. Underweight women, particularly if they were anemic, had a higher incidence of low-birth-weight infants despite adequate weight gain. AGA infants of underweight women were more likely to be below the twenty-fifth percentile for weight correlated with length by 12 months of age.
L E Edwards; I R Alton; M I Barrada; E Y Hakanson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-29     Completed Date:  1979-11-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-302     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / physiopathology
Apgar Score
Birth Weight*
Body Height
Body Weight*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / physiopathology
Puerperal Disorders / epidemiology
Smoking / physiopathology

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