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Reasons for the increasing incidence of macrosomia in Harbin, China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21197680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A population-based retrospective study was conducted in Harbin,China. The medical records of 13 711 singleton infants born between 2001 and 2005 in 16 hospitals were reviewed. The incidence of macrosomia (birthweight ≥4000 g) was found to have increased from 8.31% in 2001 to 10.50% in 2005. Over this period, the ponderal index decreased and birth length increased in infants with macrosomia. In a multivariate analysis, risk factors for delivery of a newborn with macrosomia were found to be high prepartal body mass index (BMI), maternal height ≥165 cm, male gender of the newborn, gestational age of 40-41.9 weeks, maternal age ≥30 years and a maternal diagnosis of hypertension. The increase in the incidence of macrosomia in Harbin was attributable to increases in maternal prepartal BMI, height and age in the population.
C Bao; Y Zhou; L Jiang; C Sun; F Wang; W Xia; F Han; Y Zhao; L Wu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1471-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  BJOG     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100935741     Medline TA:  BJOG     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors Journal compilation © RCOG 2010 BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Department of Epidemiology, Public Health College, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Body Mass Index
China / epidemiology
Fetal Macrosomia / epidemiology*
Gestational Age
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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