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dc.contributor.authorBatist, Elizabeth Sheilah
dc.contributor.otherSchool of Public Health
dc.contributor.otherFaculty of Community and Health Sciences 11:49
dc.descriptionMaster of Public Health - MPHen_US
dc.description.abstractBirthweight is powerful predictor of infant growth and survival. Premature birth and intrauterine growth retardation of birthweight. Maternal environment is important underlying determinant of birthweight. Common lifestyle risk factors include maternal under-nutrition, smoking, alcohol and social factors and stress. The Winelands/West Coast region has high rates of low birthweight. In addition, alcohol abuse and smoking are major problems in this area. The aim of this quantitative case-control study was to determine the epidemiology of low birthweight, related to lifestyle behaviours in pregnant women, with particular attention to lifestyle factors such as alcohol, smoking, and stress-related factors.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Western Capeen_US
dc.subjectBirth weight, Low (South Africa, Western Cape); Infants, Weight (South Africa); Pregnant women, Smoking (South Africa); Pregnant women, Alcohol use (South Africa); Winelands, West Coast region (Western Cape, South Africa), Pregnant women - Case studies.en_US
dc.titleA case-control study of risk factors for low birth weight in the Western Cape : Winelands/West Coast regionen_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Western Capeen_US
dc.description.countrySouth Africa

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