Small-for-gestational-age birth: maternal predictors and comparison with risk factors of spontaneous preterm delivery in the same cohort.

@article{Abrams1991SmallforgestationalageBM,
  title={Small-for-gestational-age birth: maternal predictors and comparison with risk factors of spontaneous preterm delivery in the same cohort.},
  author={Barbara F. Abrams and Vicky Newman},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={164 3},
  pages={785-90}
}
Low birth weight, the primary predictor of infant mortality and morbidity, can be a result of shortened gestation (preterm delivery) or fetal growth retardation (small for gestational age). We examined the relationship between maternal characteristics and the risk of delivering a small-for-gestational age infant in 2228 women who participated in the University of California, San Diego Prenatal Nutrition Project between 1978 and 1988. A multivariate analysis indicated that significant risk… CONTINUE READING

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