Altitude effect on birth weight and prematurity in the Province of Catamarca (Argentina).


OBJECTIVES To analyze the effect of altitude on weight and prematurity at birth in the Province of Catamarca (Argentina), between the years 1994 and 2003. METHODS Records of 22,628 newborns were collected from the vital statistics of the census of Catamarca. Weight was recategorized to include low birth weight (<2,500 g), and gestational age was divided… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22680