Prevalence of macrosomia and its risk factors in china: a multicentre survey based on birth data involving 101,723 singleton term infants.

@article{Li2014PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of macrosomia and its risk factors in china: a multicentre survey based on birth data involving 101,723 singleton term infants.},
  author={Guanghui Li and Lijun Kong and Zhiwen Li and Li Zhang and Ling Fei Fan and Liying Zou and Yi Chen and Yan F. Ruan and Xiaorong Wang and Weiyuan Zhang},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          345-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND Macrosomia, defined as a birthweight at least 4000 g, is a public health problem because of its adverse influences on maternal and neonatal outcomes. Studies show that there is an increasing prevalence of macrosomia births in developing countries. However, information on the epidemiology of macrosomia is limited in China. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and geographic variability of macrosomia in China and risk factors that can be targeted for intervention. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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