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Seasonal variation in pre- and postpartum maternal body measurements and infant birth weights.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6660289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A sample of 225 rural Taiwanese women were followed longitudinally through two successive pregnancy and lactation periods. Maternal pre- and postpartum weight and skinfold thicknesses and infant birth weights showed considerable seasonal variation. The lowest mean maternal weights, irrespective of pregnancy or lactation status, occurred in the summer months of June, July, and August, when temperatures and rainfall reach their yearly maxima. The lowest mean birth weights were also recorded for the warm, rainy summer months. Furthermore, a disproportionate number of infants weighing less than one standard deviation below the mean birth weight were born between May and October. The observed seasonal variations most probably reflect annual cycles of agricultural activities and food availability.
L S Adair; E Pollitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical anthropology     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0002-9483     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400654     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Anthropol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Body Weight*
Food Supply
Infant, Newborn
Postpartum Period
Skinfold Thickness

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