Absence of disparities in anthropometric measures among Chilean indigenous and non-indigenous newborns
- Optimal fetal growth for the Caucasian singleton and assessment of appropriateness of fetal growth: an analysis of a total population perinatal database. Blair, Eve M.; Yingxin Liu; de Klerk, Nicholas H.; Lawrence, David M. // BMC Pediatrics;2005, Vol. 5, p13
Background: The appropriateness of an individual's intra uterine growth is now considered an important determinant of both short and long term outcomes, yet currently used measures have several shortcomings. This study demonstrates a method of assessing appropriateness of intrauterine growth...
- WIC Participation and Pregnancy Outcomes: Massachusetts Statewide Evaluation Project. Kotelchuck, Milton; Schwartz, Janet B.; Anderka, Marlene T.; Finison, Karl S. // American Journal of Public Health;Oct84, Vol. 74 Issue 10, p1086
Abstract: The effects of WIC prenatal participation were examined using data from the Massachusetts Birth and Death Registry. The birth outcomes of 4,126 pregnant women who participated in the WIC program and gave birth in 1978 were compared to those of 4,126 women individually matched on...
- Maternal low birth weight and adverse perinatal outcomes: the 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study, Brazil. Vélez, Maria P.; Santos, Iná S.; Matijasevich, Alicia; Gigante, Denise; Gonçalves, Helen; Barros, Fernando C.; Victora, Cesar G. // Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica;Aug2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p112
Objective. To explore the association between maternal low birth weight (LBW) and adverse perinatal outcomes and to discriminate between confounders and mediating factors of these associations in a population-based birth cohort of Southern Brazil. Methods. Data from 794 female members of the...
- A Comparison of Women in and out of a Prematurity Prevention Project in a North Carolina Perinatal Care Region. Buescher, Pau A.; Meis, Paul J.; Ernest, J. M.; Moore, Mary Lou; Michielutte, Robert; Sharp, Penny // American Journal of Public Health;Mar88, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p264
Abstract: We assessed a prematurity prevention project in a North Carolina region with 21,000 annual births in,terms of its impact on low birthweight. Project records were matched to birth certificates in order to compare characteristics of women in and out of the program who received prenatal...
- Birth anthropometric measures, body mass index and allergic diseases in a birth cohort study (BAMSE). Xiao-Mei Mai; Almqvist, Catarina; Nilsson, Lennart; Wickman, Magnus // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2007, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p881
Objective: We aimed to assess increased birth weight or birth length in relation to allergic diseases at 4 years of age, taking body mass index (BMI) at age 4 as a covariate in the adjustment. Methods: The parents of a large prospective birth cohort answered questionnaires on environmental...
- Report urges evidence-based maternity care. Andre, Laura // Mothering;Mar/Apr2009, Issue 153, p31
The article focuses on the report titled "Evidence-Based Maternity Care" produced by Carol Sakala and Maureen P. Corry, which claims that the maternity-care system in the U.S. unnecessarily endangers birthing women and their newborn children.
- Community interventions to improve perinatal and newborn care in rural Pakistan. // Africa Health;May2011, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p65
The article reports on the study which assesses the benefits of community interventions or control groups to improve perinatal and newborn care in rural Pakistan.
- Individualized developmental care for the very low-birth-weight preterm infant. Als, Heidelise; Lawhon, Gretchen // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/21/94, Vol. 272 Issue 11, p853
Investigates the effectiveness of individualized developmental care in reducing medical and neurodevelopmental complications for very low-birth-weight infants. Conclusion that very low-birth-weight infants may benefit from individualized care in the neonatal intensive care unit.
- Evaluation of California's statewide implementation of enhanced perinatal services as Medicaid... Korenbrot, Carol C.; Gill, Ayesha // Public Health Reports;Mar/Apr95, Vol. 110 Issue 2, p125
Describes a study which evaluated enhanced perinatal services developed by public health specialists that were implemented in California through specifically certified Medicaid providers. Evaluation of the public health agency's pilot project; Information about risk of low birthweight;...