Caffeine intake and low birth weight: A population-based case-control study

Ina S. Santos, Cesar G. Victora, Sharon Huttly, José B. Carvalhal

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Abstract

The authors conducted a matched case-control study to investigate the effects of caffeine intake during pregnancy on birth weight. From January to November 1992, in the first 24 hours after delivery, 1,205 mothers (401 cases and 804 controls) were interviewed end their newborns were examined to assess birth weight and gestational age by means of the method of Capurro et al. (J Pediatr 1978;93:120-2). The cases were children with birth weight

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-627
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Volume147
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Caffeine
  • Fetal growth retardation
  • Infant, low birth weight
  • Infant, premature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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    Santos, I. S., Victora, C. G., Huttly, S., & Carvalhal, J. B. (1998). Caffeine intake and low birth weight: A population-based case-control study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 147(7), 620-627.