To establish recent birth weight trends in Hong Kong.
A total of 10512 confinements for the years 1985-86, and 7857 for the years 1995-96 were analyzed.
There was a significant increase in maternal height, weight at booking, and maternal age, whereas the body-mass index was reduced slightly (P<0.0001).
Parity increased significantly, with the percentage of parous women rising from 44.1% to 55.6% (P<0.0001).
The percentage of female infants decreased from 49.5% to 47.9%. Despite these changes there was no significant difference in mean birth weights between the two groups.
When birth weight was controlled for sex, parity, maternal height and weight there was a trivial increase of 15 g over time (P=0.01).
Birth weight has reached a plateau in Hong Kong despite a continuing increase in the regions'socioeconomic status, and evidence of improved nutritional well-being.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance, Epidémiologie, Etude cohorte, Relation mère petit, Etiologie, Environnement socioculturel, Chinois, Hong Kong, Asie, Evaluation, Femelle, Homme, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Accouchement, Nouveau né, Métabolisme pathologie, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth weight, Epidemiology, Cohort study, Mother young relation, Etiology, Sociocultural environment, Chinese, Hong Kong, Asia, Evaluation, Female, Human, Female genital diseases, Delivery, Newborn, Metabolic diseases, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0361237
Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 12/09/1997.