Overweight and obesity in Australian mothers: epidemic or endemic?

  title={Overweight and obesity in Australian mothers: epidemic or endemic?},
  author={Harold D McIntyre and Kristen S. Gibbons and Vicki Flenady and Leonie K Callaway},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={196 3},
OBJECTIVES To document temporal trends in maternal overweight and obesity in Australian women and to examine associations with pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective 12-year cohort study of 75 432 women with singleton pregnancies who had pre-pregnancy height and weight data available and who gave birth in a tertiary referral maternity hospital in Brisbane between January 1998 and December 2009. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Maternal body mass index (BMI); prevalence of… CONTINUE READING


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