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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [factors Associated With Insufficient Birth Weight].
Author: Antonio, Maria Angela Reis de Góes Monteiro
Zanolli, Maria de Lurdes
Carniel, Emília de Faria
Morcillo, André Moreno
Abstract: To identify risk factors for insufficient birth weight, in the Brazilian city of Campinas from the Live Birth Certificates. A cross-sectional study was conducted consulting data from 14,444 Live Birth Certificates from the year 2001. These newborn birth weights ranged from 285g to 5,890g (mean 3,142g), 65.1% of them weighted 3,000g or more, while 25.7% had insufficient weight. A sample of 12,779 term newborn from single pregnancies, with a birth weight > 2,500g was selected. Birth weight was the dependent variable and maternal, pregnancy, delivery and newborn characteristics were the independent variables. Association among variables was assessed by Chi-square test, crude odds-ratio (OR) was calculated. For adjusted odds-ratio (adjOR) values, a logistic regression model was used. Results showed association between insufficient birth weight and newborn of the female gender (adjOR = 1.57 [95%CI 1.44 - 1.70]), birth from primiparous mothers (adjOR = 1.47 [95%CI 1.35 - 1.60]), inadequate prenatal care (adjOR = 1.42 [95%CI 1.29 - 1.58]) and vaginal delivery (adjOR = 1.23 [95%CI 1.13 - 1.34]). The risk for insufficient birth weight was higher for female newborn, offspring of primiparous women, of women who had inadequate prenatal care and had vaginal delivery.
Subject: Brazil
Delivery, Obstetric
Epidemiologic Methods
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Live Birth
Prenatal Care
Sex Factors
Citation: Revista Da Associação Médica Brasileira (1992). v. 55, n. 2, p. 153-7
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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