An empiric evaluation of the Institute of Medicine's pregnancy weight gain guidelines by race.

@article{Schieve1998AnEE,
  title={An empiric evaluation of the Institute of Medicine's pregnancy weight gain guidelines by race.},
  author={Laura A Schieve and Mary E Cogswell and Kelley Sean Scanlon},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={878-84}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine associations between pregnancy weight gain outside and within ranges recommended by the Institute of Medicine and birth weight by both prepregnant body mass index (BMI) and race-ethnicity. METHODS Mean birth weight and incidence of term low birth weight (LBW, less than 2500 g) and high birth weight (more than 4500 g) were compared across BMI-pregnancy weight gain-race-ethnicity strata. Subjects were 173,066 white, black, and Hispanic low-income pregnant women attending… CONTINUE READING
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