Maternal recall of birthweights of adult children : validation by hospital and well baby clinic records.
Several studies have suggested that maternal recall of offspring birthweight compares well to data from birth certificates or medical records.
However, these studies describe relatively short recall periods and pertain to populations where hospitalized childbirth is the norm.
Accuracy of maternal recall has not been confirmed after long recall periods or in populations where non-hospitalized childbirth is common, Methods.
Accuracy of recalled birthweights is assessed among 626 women interviewed at an average age of 43,3 years (standard deviation [SD] 1 year), at which time the average age of their 1297 offspring was 17.9 years.
(range 1-29 years, SD 4.8 years).
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance, Nourrisson, Rappel, Mère, Etude comparative, Source information, Méthode étude, Epidémiologie, Pays Bas, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth weight, Infant, Recall, Mother, Comparative study, Information source, Investigation method, Epidemiology, Netherlands, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0715593
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.