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The investigation of missing paternal information in birth certificates and low birth weight.
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PMID:  19340635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine if missing paternal information in birth certificates is associated with an increased risk of low birth weight (LBW). METHODS: This was a retrospective single cohort analysis including all live births at our institution between April 1999 and May 2002. We created two study groups, one with father's information complete (FIC) and one with father's information missing (FIM). We utilised a three-tier approach (univariate analysis, multivariate analysis and propensity matching) to determine if FIM was related to LBW. RESULTS: Univariate analysis showed a significant difference in LBW rates between the FIM and FIC groups (14.6 vs. 9.1%, p < 0.001). However, this difference was not observed in the multivariate (odds ratio = 1, p = 0.858, ns) or propensity matching analysis (13.9 vs. 13.8%, p = 0.954, ns). CONCLUSION: After controlling for LBW risk factors, FIM was not an independent predictor of LBW.
Luis Bracero; Mike Broce; Maher Kali; Michelle Nguyen; Bernardo Reyes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-29     Completed Date:  2009-07-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center Charleston Division and Women & Children's Hospital, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25304, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Certificates*
Birth Weight*
Cohort Studies
Fathers / statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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