Decline in, and lack of difference between, average birth weights among African and Portuguese babies in Portugal.

Decline in, and lack of difference between, average birth weights among African and Portuguese babies in Portugal.

Harding S, Boroujerdi M, Santana P, and Cruickshank J October 5, 2005
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In preliminary data in Portugal, we found that African babies of migrant mothers were heavier than White Portuguese babies born in Lisbon. We investigate whether this pattern is replicated in the national data, and in addition the trends in birth weight in these groups. There has been a downward trend in birth weights in Portugal among both Portuguese and African term births, but average birth weights of the two groups were similar.

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