Why do aboriginal newborns weigh less? Determinants of birthweight for gestation.

  • Eve M Blair
  • Published 1996 in Journal of paediatrics and child health


OBJECTIVE To compare birthweight for gestational age of Aboriginal with Caucasian infants and investigate the origins of their differences. METHODOLOGY Data pertaining to birthweight, gestational age at delivery and pathological factors were abstracted from birth records of 1301 Western Australian singleton Aboriginal pregnancies dated before 24 weeks by… (More)


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