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Low birth weight persists in South Asian babies born in England and Wales regardless of maternal country of birth. Slow pace of acculturation, physiological constraint or both? Analysis of routine data.

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BACKGROUND: The mean birth weight of offspring of Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani women tends to be among the lowest of any ethnic groups regardless of country of residence. However, it is unclear whether the mean birth weight of South Asian offspring born in England and Wales is higher among those whose mothers were themselves born in England and Wales compared to those whose mothers were born in the Indian sub-continent. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data from a unique linkage of routi...

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10.1136/jech.2010.112516

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Unassigned
Journal:
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Volume:
66
Issue:
6
Pages:
544-551
Publication date:
2012-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
URN:
uuid:9b768f60-932d-4c7b-ba9d-d8b1e92c79fa
Source identifiers:
344830
Local pid:
pubs:344830

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