Body Mass Index (BMI) in women booking for antenatal care: comparison between selfreported and digital measurements.

@article{Fattah2009BodyMI,
  title={Body Mass Index (BMI) in women booking for antenatal care: comparison between selfreported and digital measurements.},
  author={Chro Najmaddin Fattah and Nadine Farah and Fiona E. O'Toole and Sin{\'e}ad Barry and B Krasnoff Stuart and Michael J. Turner},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={144 1},
  pages={
          32-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We set out to compare measurement of Body Mass Index (BMI) with selfreporting in women early in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN We studied 100 women booking for antenatal care in the first trimester with a normal ongoing pregnancy. Selfreported maternal weight and height were recorded and the Body Mass Index was calculated. Afterwards maternal weight and height were digitally measured and actual BMI was calculated. RESULTS If selfreporting is used for BMI classification, we found that 22… CONTINUE READING
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