[Analysis of relationship between birth weight by gestational age and decreasing birth weight in Kumamoto Prefecture, 1979-1997].

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OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to investigate possible factors associated with the recent decrease in birth weight in Kumamoto Prefecture between 1979 and 1997. METHODS Vital statistics on birth between 1979 and 1997 were obtained from the records of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan, on the basis of which, infants were divided into low-birth… (More)

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@article{Ueda2006AnalysisOR, title={[Analysis of relationship between birth weight by gestational age and decreasing birth weight in Kumamoto Prefecture, 1979-1997].}, author={Kimiyo Ueda and Mitsukazu Onomichi and Koichi Harada and Atsushi Ueda}, journal={Nihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of hygiene}, year={2006}, volume={61 3}, pages={348-56} }