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Title: Association of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain with Preterm Births and Fetal Size: an Observational Study from Lebanon
Authors: El Rafei, Rym
Abbas, Hussein A
Charafeddine, Lama
Nakad, Pascale
Al Bizri, Ayah
Hamod, Dany
Yunis, Khalid A
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Body mass index
Gestational weight gain
Large for gestational age
Preterm birth
Small for gestational age
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Part of: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Volume: 30
Issue: 1
Start page: 38
End page: 45
Pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) are reported to impact the preterm birth (PTB) rate and newborn size. Most studies have been conducted in developed countries, although PTB and adverse pregnancy outcomes are more frequent in the developing world. The aim of this study is to elucidate the association of pre-pregnancy BMI and GWG on the occurrence of PTB and sub-optimal fetal size in Lebanon.
ISSN: 02695022
DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12249
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine

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