Infant growth patterns in the slums of Dhaka in relation to birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, and prematurity

S. E. Arifeen, Robert E Black, Laura Caulfield, G. Antelman, Abdullah Baqui, Q. Nahar, S. Alamgir, H. Mahmud

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Abstract

Background: Relations between size and maturity at birth and infant growth have been studied inadequately in Bangladesh, where the incidence of low birth weight is high and most infants are breast-fed. Objective: This study was conducted to describe infant growth patterns and their relations to birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, and prematurity. Design: A total of 1654 infants born in selected low-socioeconomic areas of Dhaka, Bangladesh, were enrolled at birth. Weight and length were measured at birth and at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 mo of age. Results: The infants' mean birth weight was 2516 g, with 46.4% weighing

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1010-1017
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume72
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000

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Fetal Growth Retardation
Bangladesh
Birth Weight
birth weight
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Low Birth Weight Infant
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Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Birth weight
  • Fetal growth retardation
  • Gestational age
  • Growth
  • Infant nutrition

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  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Infant growth patterns in the slums of Dhaka in relation to birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, and prematurity. / Arifeen, S. E.; Black, Robert E; Caulfield, Laura; Antelman, G.; Baqui, Abdullah; Nahar, Q.; Alamgir, S.; Mahmud, H.

In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 72, No. 4, 2000, p. 1010-1017.

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