SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.11 issue4Ecological aspects of South American Trypanosomiasis: XI - domiciliation of Panstrongylus megistus and its enzootic potentialNote on natural infection of the Calomys expulsus, Lund, 1841 (Cricetidae-Rodentia) by Trypanosoma cruzi author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Page  

Services on Demand




Related links


Revista de Saúde Pública

On-line version ISSN 1518-8787Print version ISSN 0034-8910


TANAKA, Ana Cristina d'Andretta et al. Birth weight of infants in a group of normal women. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1977, vol.11, n.4, pp.551-560. ISSN 1518-8787.

In this paper the authors studied the birth weight of the children of 996 pregnant women in good health. These women had been classified as in adequated nutritional status by the application of a "Weight Curve of Pregnant Women". Birth weight increased with gestational age until 41st week of gestation, decreasing afterwards. Comparing our birth weight curve with those of Gruenwald, Lubchenco, Usher e Thomson, we can say that the distribution of birth weight of our children was similar or higher than those curves. These facts allow us to conclude that birth weights of products of normal pregnant women of this study were the same of newborns of developed countries.

Keywords : Birth weight; Gestational age; Infant newborn.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )