Seasonality of births and birthweights in Tanzania.

@article{Bantje1987SeasonalityOB,
  title={Seasonality of births and birthweights in Tanzania.},
  author={Han Bantje},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={
          733-9
        }
}
Seasonal patterns of birthrates and birthweights have been compiled from the delivery records of 11 rural hospitals and compared with each other and with the local rainfall pattern by means of lagged regression analysis. While mean birthweight is lower in high rainfall areas, both magnitude and predictability of seasonal birthweight variations are greater in low rainfall areas. Such differences are attributed to different combinations of infection rates, dietary intake and reliability of food… CONTINUE READING
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