Predictors of Gestational Weight Gain among White and Latina Women and Associations with Birth Weight
Rosal, Milagros C.
Moore Simas, Tiffany A.
Bodenlos, Jamie S.
Crawford, Sybil L.
Sankey, Heather Z.
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CitationRosal, Milagros C., Monica L. Wang, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Sybil L. Crawford, Katherine Leung, and Heather Z. Sankey. 2016. “Predictors of Gestational Weight Gain among White and Latina Women and Associations with Birth Weight.” Journal of Pregnancy 2016 (1): 8984928. doi:10.1155/2016/8984928. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8984928.
AbstractThis study examined racial/ethnic differences in gestational weight gain (GWG) predictors and association of first-trimester GWG to overall GWG among 271 White women and 300 Latina women. Rates of within-guideline GWG were higher among Latinas than among Whites (28.7% versus 24.4%, p < 0.016). Adjusted odds of above-guideline GWG were higher among prepregnancy overweight (OR = 3.4, CI = 1.8–6.5) and obese (OR = 4.5, CI = 2.3–9.0) women than among healthy weight women and among women with above-guideline first-trimester GWG than among those with within-guideline first-trimester GWG (OR = 4.9, CI = 2.8–8.8). GWG was positively associated with neonate birth size (p < 0.001). Interventions targeting prepregnancy overweight or obese women and those with excessive first-trimester GWG are needed.
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