A longitudinal study of weight gain in pregnancy in Malawi: unconditional and conditional standards.

@article{Xu2014ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of weight gain in pregnancy in Malawi: unconditional and conditional standards.},
  author={Jiajun Xu and Mari Luntamo and Teija Kulmala and Per Ashorn and Yin Bun Cheung},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          296-301
        }
}
BACKGROUND To monitor weight gain during pregnancy and assess its relation with perinatal health outcomes, both unconditional (cross-sectional) and conditional (longitudinal) standards of maternal weight are needed. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to develop and validate unconditional and conditional maternal weight standards for use in Malawi, Africa. DESIGN Longitudinal data were drawn from an antenatal care intervention study conducted in Malawi. Participants were selected for this analysis… CONTINUE READING
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