Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Maternal and Child Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Women's Health
This 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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Copyright © 2016 Milagros C. Rosal et al. Citation: J Pregnancy. 2016;2016:8984928. Epub 2016 Sep 4. Link to article on publisher's site
Rosal, Milagros C.; Wang, Monica L.; Moore Simas, Tiffany A.; Bodenlos, Jamie S.; Crawford, Sybil L.; Leung, Katherine; and Sankey, Heather Z., "Predictors of Gestational Weight Gain among White and Latina Women and Associations with Birth Weight" (2016). University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. 1264.
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