Differing intergenerational birth weights among the descendants of US-born and foreign-born Whites and African Americans in Illinois.

@article{Collins2002DifferingIB,
  title={Differing intergenerational birth weights among the descendants of US-born and foreign-born Whites and African Americans in Illinois.},
  author={James W Collins and Shou-Yien Wu and Richard J. David},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={155 3},
  pages={210-6}
}
The authors analyzed Illinois vital records to determine the intergenerational birth weight patterns among the descendants of US-born and foreign-born White and African-American women. Among the descendants of the generation 1 US-born White women (n = 91,061), generation 3 females had a birth weight 65 g more than that of their generation 2 mothers (p < 0.0001); generation 3 infants had a 10% lower moderately low birth weight (1,500-2,499 g) rate than did their generation 2 mothers: 5.0% versus… CONTINUE READING
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