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The effect of WIC supplemental feeding on birth weight: a case-control analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6475826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extant data from prenatal patients in Massachusetts were analyzed to evaluate the effects of WIC supplemental feeding on birth outcomes. A total of 418 pairs of WIC and non-WIC women were directly matched for racial/ethnic group, age, parity, marital status, and income. Participation in WIC supplemental feeding appears to have a positive effect on pregnancy outcome. Participation in WIC is associated with a 107 g increase in mean birth weight (p = 0.012) and a 4.0% decrease in the incidence of low birth weight (p = 0.059). Teenage, Black, and Hispanic women show similar, if not stronger, benefits.
E T Kennedy; M Kotelchuck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-03     Completed Date:  1984-10-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-85     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Ethnic Groups
Food Services*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Prenatal Care*

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