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  1. Fulltext. High birthweights among infants of North African immigrants in Belgium.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined birthweights of North African immigrants in Belgium.

    Methods

    Analyses focused on Belgian single live birth certificates from 1981 to 1988.

    Results

    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.

    Conclusions

    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.