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Secular trend in the rate of small-for-gestational-age infants: Haguenau Study 1971-1985.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3224089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between 1971 and 1985, at the Haguenau Maternity Hospital, a 20% decrease was observed in the rate of small-for-gestational-age infants (birthweight less than 10th centile using figures from all the study births) among 20,101 births between 28 and 42 weeks. This decrease could not be explained by simultaneous changes in socio-demographic and anthropometric characteristics of the pregnant women, nor a recruitment bias. The earliness of prenatal care at the Maternity Hospital may have played a role in the downward trend. Further research is needed to confirm the influence of prenatal care on the rate of small-for-gestational-age babies.
L Meyer; J Bouyer; E Papiernik; D Le Lann; L Moukengue; J Dreyfus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-04     Completed Date:  1989-04-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1257-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
INSERM U 170, Recherches Epidémiologiques et Statistiques sur l'Environnement et la Santé, Villejuif, France.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
Maternal Age
Obstetrics / trends
Prenatal Care / trends
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors
Comment In:
Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1989 Aug;96(8):1008-11   [PMID:  2604779 ]

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