Secular trends in neonatal macrosomia in Berlin: influences of potential determinants.

@article{Bergmann2003SecularTI,
  title={Secular trends in neonatal macrosomia in Berlin: influences of potential determinants.},
  author={Renate L. Bergmann and Rolf Richter and Karl E. Bergmann and Andreas Plagemann and Martin Brauer and Joachim Wolfram Dudenhausen},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={244-9}
}
To investigate the trend in the prevalence of neonatal macrosomia and to evaluate the influences of potential determinants, key features of 206 308 hospital deliveries (97% of all) in Berlin in the years 1993-99, collected by the Berlin Medical Board, were analysed using SPSS 10.0. After exclusion of multiple births and preterm infants, there was a significant increase over 7 years (P < 0.01) in the prevalence of birthweights >or= 4000 g, maternal age >or= 30 years, height of >or= 165 cm… CONTINUE READING
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