Effect of hypertensive diseases in pregnancy on birthweight, gestational duration, and small-for-gestational-age births.

@article{Ananth1995EffectOH,
  title={Effect of hypertensive diseases in pregnancy on birthweight, gestational duration, and small-for-gestational-age births.},
  author={Cande V Ananth and Abraham Peedicayil and David A. Savitz},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={391-5}
}
We measured the impact of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (chronic hypertension, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and eclampsia) on birthweight, gestational duration, and small-for-gestational-age births. We employed a retrospective cohort design using North Carolina birth certificate data for the years 1988-1990, with the analyses based on nearly 300,000 pregnancies. Women noted to have eclampsia during pregnancy had a substantially greater risk of delivering very-low-birthweight infants… CONTINUE READING

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