A national sampling survey on birth weight in 1998 in China: mean value and standard deviation.

@article{Mi2002ANS,
  title={A national sampling survey on birth weight in 1998 in China: mean value and standard deviation.},
  author={Jie Mi and Liangming Lin and Yulin Liu and Xinli Zhang and Lanhua Cao},
  journal={Zhonghua yu fang yi xue za zhi [Chinese journal of preventive medicine]},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={154-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To understand the distribution of live birth weight in China. METHODS A national survey on live birth weight was performed during July-October, 1998 in China, with stratified sampling. Totally, 22 350 live newborns (11 584 males and 10 766 females) with 28 weeks or more of gestation were measured for their birth weight in the sampling sites during 1998. RESULTS The ratio of male to female newborns measured was 1.08. The rates of multiple birth and preterm birth (< 37 weeks of… CONTINUE READING