Morbidity risk at birth for Asian Indian small for gestational age infants.

Abstract:

:Whether the traditional definition of small for gestational age (SGA) is an appropriate marker of risk for populations that have relatively lower birthweight is unclear. We determined proportions of White and Asian Indian SGA infants and those admitted to the special care nursery. Compared with White infants, Asian Indian infants were more likely to be SGA (14.5% versus 2.7%) and more likely to be admitted to the special care nursery (20.7% versus 3.7%), suggesting that traditional definitions of SGA may be applicable as a marker of risk.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

Lee HC,Ramachandran P,Madan A

doi

10.2105/AJPH.2009.165001

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2010-05-01 00:00:00

pages

820-2

issue

5

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

pii

AJPH.2009.165001

journal_volume

100

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