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Predictors of Gestational Weight Gain among White and Latina Women and Associations with Birth Weight
University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications
  • Milagros C. Rosal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Monica L. Wang, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jamie S. Bodenlos, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Sybil L. Crawford, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Katherine Leung, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Heather Z. Sankey, Baystate Medical Center
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Date
9-4-2016
Document Type
Article
Abstract
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
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PubMed ID
27688913
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Citation Information
Milagros C. Rosal, Monica L. Wang, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Jamie S. Bodenlos, et al.. "Predictors of Gestational Weight Gain among White and Latina Women and Associations with Birth Weight" Vol. 2016 (2016) ISSN: 2090-2727 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/milagros_rosal/118/