Determinants of low birth weight: methodological assessment and meta-analysis.

@article{Kramer1987DeterminantsOL,
  title={Determinants of low birth weight: methodological assessment and meta-analysis.},
  author={Michael S Kramer},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1987},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={663-737}
}
43 determinants of low birth weight were analyzed from 895 published papers in the English and French literature from 1970-1984. The assessment was limited to singleton births of women living at sea level with no chronic illness; rare factors and complications of pregnancy were excluded. The 43 factors were categorized as genetic and constitutional, demographic and psychosocial, obstetric, nutritional, maternal morbidity during pregnancy, toxic exposure and antenatal care. The existence and… CONTINUE READING
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