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Reference values of body mass at. birth among native northern population of Russia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12369113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infants with body mass at birth deviating from the mean values exhibit higher level of mortality. The absence of the expressed phenotype deviations refers to the preservation and heredity of the most adopted genotypes (reference values). The newborns out of the adaptive norm are morbidity-prone. The reference value for body mass at birth was studied in the indegenous populations of the Kola Peninsula, Siberia, Far East and the Urals. By our data the Arctic Saami and the Far East Nanais show the reference values more distinct from other. Lasting (many-centuries-long) adaptation to specific environmental conditions leads to development of a special phenotype complex. The Saami and Nanais are the most representative populations of the arctic and the monsoon climate zones. Accordingly, the parameters of reference values of their newborns are significantly different from the characteristics of the infants of the moderate climate zone.
Galina Vershubsky; Andrew Kozlov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of circumpolar health     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1239-9736     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Circumpolar Health     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-08     Completed Date:  2002-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713056     Medline TA:  Int J Circumpolar Health     Country:  Finland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
ArctAn-C Innovative Laboratory, Moscow, Russia, and Sula Lab, Balik, Balchik Bulgaria.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Body Height
Body Mass Index
Cold Climate*
Continental Population Groups
Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Oceanic Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Reference Values
Russia / epidemiology

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