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Fall in birth weight of third generation Asian infants

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7009.876a (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:876
  1. E S Draper,
  2. K R Abrams,
  3. M Clarke
  1. Research fellow in perinatal epidemiology Lecturer in medical statistics Professor of epidemiology Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 6TP

    EDITOR,--S Dhawan reports that the birth weight of the infants of second generation Asian women in Bolton is significantly higher than that of the infants of first generation Asian women.1 This increase was not found when a much larger sample of Asian women in Leicestershire was compared during 1991-3--in fact, the converse was found when data on Asian Muslim women were selected from the data.

    A total of 4562 Asian women delivered a singleton liveborn …

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