This review examines critically the recent literature related to low birth weight and prenatal care and suggests alternative ways to address these perinatal health issues.
Low birth weight is examined in the context of the problem of intrauterine growth retardation and the potential mechanisms and consequences of different types of growth limitation in utero which have not been studied in this population.
The use of prenatal care by Mexican American women and its association with birth weight is examined as an indication of maternal behavior or as a health care intervention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hypotrophie foetale, Poids naissance faible, Epidémiologie, Ethnie, Minorité, Soin, Accessibilité, Gestation, Homme, Gestation pathologie, Foetus pathologie, Nouveau né pathologie, Etats Unis, Mexicain, Hispanique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Fetal hypotrophy, Low birth weight, Epidemiology, Ethnic group, Minority, Care, Accessibility, Pregnancy, Human, Pregnancy disorders, Fetal diseases, Newborn diseases, United States
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0560088
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 199406.