Exploring the persistent black risk of low birthweight: findings from the GLOWBS Study.


Results are presented from the Galveston Low Birthweight Survey (GLOWBS) Study, a tri-ethnic survey (N = 1,179) of live, single births, conducted in Galveston, Texas, from 1986 to 1987. Four principal findings emerged pointing to a persistent black risk for low birthweight (less than 2,500g). First, black infants (2,997g) have significantly lower mean… (More)