Birth weight, ethnicity, and occurrence of cancer in children: a population-based, incident case–control study in the State of Texas, USA

@article{Okcu2002BirthWE,
  title={Birth weight, ethnicity, and occurrence of cancer in children: a population-based, incident case–control study in the State of Texas, USA},
  author={M. Fatih Okcu and Karen Jean Goodman and Susan E. Carozza and Nancy S. Weiss and Keith Dean Burau and W. Archie Bleyer and Sharon R. Cooper},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={595-602}
}
Objective: To investigate the relationship between birth weight and risk of early age childhood cancer and whether racial differences in birth weight distribution could explain differences in the incidence of cancer in white, Hispanic, and black children. Methods: We compared birth weights of 268 children younger than five years old and diagnosed with cancer in the State of Texas in 1995 to the birth weights of 2680 randomly selected, age-matched population-based controls. Birth weight, sex… CONTINUE READING