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Birthweight Patterns in Harare, Zimbabwe

Citation

Dole, Nancy; Gleiter, Karin; Savitz, David A.; Chimbira, Thomas H. K.; & Mbizvo, Michael T. (1990). Birthweight Patterns in Harare, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Epidemiology, 19(1), 98-100.

Abstract

Few data on birthweight distributions are available for Zimbabwe. This paper reports a study of 2140 births in Harare, Zimbabwe, occurring in April 1986. Births took place in public facilities, which are estimated to serve 85% of the urban population. Mean birthweight for the entire sample is 2970 g, and for singleton livebirths 3059 g. These data suggest that the proportion of low birthweight in Harare attributable to prematurity falls between the patterns of developed and developing countries.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/19.1.98

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

International Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Dole, Nancy
Gleiter, Karin
Savitz, David A.
Chimbira, Thomas H. K.
Mbizvo, Michael T.

Year Published

1990

Volume Number

19

Issue Number

1

Pages

98-100

Reference ID

790