This study examined birthweights of North African immigrants in Belgium.
Analyses focused on Belgian single live birth certificates from 1981 to 1988.
Low birthweight (<2500 g) rates were 3.1% among 34 686 newborns of North African origin and 4.8% among 804 286 newborns of Belgian origin.
The entire North African birthweight distribution was shifted toward higher birthweights among North Africans were still observed after marital status, occupation of the father, and parity had been taken into account.
Despite their low socioeconomic status, North African immigrants have high birthweights.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance, Nouveau né, Homme, Immigrant, Ethnie, Africain, Belgique, Europe, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Parité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth weight, Newborn, Human, Immigrant, Ethnic group, African, Belgium, Europe, Epidemiology, Mortality, Parity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0247857
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 11/09/1998.