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TitleAbnormal birth weight among term gestation infants in Newfoundland and Labrador - trends and determinants
AuthorEdwards, Nicole M., 1976-
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2008. Medicine
Paginationviii, 116 leaves : ill., col. maps
SubjectBirth weight--Newfoundland and Labrador--Statistics; Birth weight, Low--Newfoundland and Labrador--Statistics; Birthmothers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Statistics;
Subject.MESHBirth Weight--Newfoundland and Labrador--Statistics; Infant, Low Birth Weight--Newfoundland and Labrador--Statistics; Mothers--Newfoundland and Labrador; Statistics.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Medicine.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 87-94)
AbstractBirth registration data were used to describe birth weight trends for term singletons born to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1992-2005, and identify maternal and neighbourhood-level risk factors for high and low birth weight outcomes. A significant decrease in low birth weight from 1992 to 1995 was accompanied by significant increases in mean birth weight and high birth weight. Low birth weight was significantly associated with female infants, mothers aged 35+, mothers not legally married, separated, widowed or divorced, mothers living in neighbourhoods in the lowest socioeconomic status decile, mothers having less than high school education, hypertension, and smoking during pregnancy. High birth weight was significantly associated with parity, education beyond high school, and mothers who were anemic or had insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Rates of high birth weight will likely continue to rise given current trends.
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SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera2695975
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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