This study investigated racial differences in gestational age-specific birthweight in a sample of 21288 Chinese, 11 882 Japanese and 65818 White resident singleton livebirths, obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics 1983 and 1984 linked birth/infant death cohort files.
The gestational age-specific birthweight distributions of Chinese and Japanese were similar, but differed from those of Whites both in the mean level and in the variance.
The mean birth-weights of Chinese and Japanese as compared to that of White infants were 4-5% lower among preterm births, and 5-6% lower among term births, after adjustment was made for gestational age, demographic variables, use of antenatal care and infant gender.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance, Age gestation, Nouveau né, Homme, Chinois, Japonais, Américain, Race, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth weight, Gestational age, Newborn, Human, Chinese, Japanese, American, Race, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0261611
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 199406.