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Size of Sri Lankan newborns at birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21534752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Summary This prospective population-based study, involving 4,120 births at the Maternity Unit, Teaching Hospital Kandy, in the years 2008 and 2009, was undertaken to determine the mean birth weight of the newborns in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The mean birth weight of 2,854 g was found to be equivalent with those calculated from several earlier studies. The mean differences in the birth weights of the three major ethnic communities, the Sinhala, the Tamils and the Sri Lankan Moors, were found to be not statistically significant. The gender difference of 60 g (CI 28-92) and the difference between the birth weights of the first and second born, for babies of all three communities were statistically significant, in uniform with those for white Caucasian populations. A graphical production of the mean birth weights is depicted in percentiles, with the mean birth weights of newborns in the UK superimposed on it for comparison.
Authors:
K K Nanayakkara; A B Samarakoon; B H Perera; A W S S De Silva; C D Nanayakkara
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Teaching Hospital, Kandy.
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