Evaluation of the ability of a Latin-American gestational weight curve to predict adverse pregnancy outcomes.

@article{Kac2009EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the ability of a Latin-American gestational weight curve to predict adverse pregnancy outcomes.},
  author={Gilberto Kac and Luciana Bertoldi Nucci and Maria Helena Constantino Spyrides and Bruce Bartholow Duncan and Maria In{\^e}s Schmidt},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={223-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of a Latin-American curve used to predict adverse pregnancy outcomes such as low birth weight (LBW), small for gestational age (SGA), large for gestational age (LGA). METHODS More than 23000 body mass index (BMI) measurements from 4540 pregnant women participating in a prospective cohort study conducted in 6 Brazilian capitals were analyzed in their relationship to LBW, SGA, LGA, and macrosomia. Analyses were based on receiver operating characteristic curves… CONTINUE READING