Section 15
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Weight gain during pregnancy and prepregnancy weight. Association with birth weight of term gestation

Niswander, K.R.; Singer, J.; Westphal, M.; Weiss, W.

Obstetrics and Gynecology 33(4): 482-491


ISSN/ISBN: 0029-7844
PMID: 5776104
Accession: 014807463

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Negro mothers and white mothers in the USA were studied in separate groups. Negro mothers tended to have significantly higher weights before pregnancy than white mothers. The birthweights of negro babies tended to be lower than those of white babies. The mean weight gains during pregnancy were for the Negro mothers 22.5 lb and for the white mothers 22-8 lb.

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