Gary J. Sherman

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OBJECTIVE To develop current birth weight norms by gestational age for singleton and twin births in Canada. METHODS Birth weight data were obtained from vital statistics and health department birth registrations for over one million live births in Canada from 1986-1988. Unlikely combinations of birth weight and gestational age were defined within each(More)
The relation between maternal exposure to nitrates in drinking water and risk of delivering an infant with a central nervous system (CNS) malformation was examined by means of a case-control study in New Brunswick, Canada. All cases of CNS defects for a "high" and a "low" prevalence area of New Brunswick, for the years 1973-1983, were included in the study.(More)
Incidence rates for 19 cancers in females and 16 cancers in males have been computed from data reported by 8 Canadian provinces to the National Cancer Incidence Reporting System between 1969 and 1978. The rates, very similar in absolute and relative magnitude to those reported by the U.S. Third National Cancer Survey, have been used to examine patterns of(More)
The increasing use of mammography to screen asymptomatic women makes it important to know the risk of breast cancer associated with exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation. We examined the mortality from breast cancer in a cohort of 31,710 women who had been treated for tuberculosis at Canadian sanatoriums between 1930 and 1952. A substantial(More)
A study has been conducted to determine the mortality experience from 1950-1977 of a cohort of women treated for tuberculosis in Canadian sanatoria between 1930 and 1952. Approximately 50 percent of these women received substantial breast tissue doses of fluoroscopic irradiation in conjunction with their treatment by artificial pneumothorax. A preliminary(More)
Birth-weight-gestational-age standards help to identify infants in need of special care and to determine causes and means for preventing retardation of intrauterine growth. Previously published standards either were based on small samples, data several decades old or characteristics of subpopulations in the United States or they were not specific for type(More)
A controlled randomized trial of breast cancer screening has been initiated in Canada. This paper presents an analysis of the possible benefit from screening relative to the possible radiation risk from mammography for those women who will be screened in the trial. It shows that with modern low-dose mammography, even when a conservative estimate of possible(More)
For 1986, 219,470 live births were reported for residents of Canada's 25 Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs). For each of these births, street address information as shown on the birth registration was used to code the census tract where the mother lived. Data by census tract were obtained for 1,650 infant deaths in 1986, and from the 1986 census for the(More)
A population-based computer record-linkage study of infant births and deaths in 1978 and 1979 in eight Canadian provinces (Quebec and Newfoundland were excluded) was undertaken to permit analysis of perinatal mortality in relation to maternal and infant characteristics. Perinatal mortality rates were significantly higher in nonurban than in urban areas (p(More)