Etiology of individual di fferences in bi r th weight of tw ins as a function of maternal smoking dur ing pregnancy

@inproceedings{Baal2007EtiologyOI,
  title={Etiology of individual di fferences in bi r th weight of tw ins as a function of maternal smoking dur ing pregnancy},
  author={Carol ine GM van Baal and Dorret I. Boomsma},
  year={2007}
}
Bi r th weight is in large extent influenced by gestational age. In addi tion genetic and envi ronmental factors determine intrauter ine growth and bi r th weight. The contr ibutions of these factors may be influenced by maternal smoking dur ing pregnancy. We examined bi r th weight and maternal smoking in a sample of 2930 twin pai rs from the Nether lands Twin Register using structural equation model l ing. Gestational age accounted for 27–44% of the var iance in bi r th weight. A lower var… CONTINUE READING

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