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Intergenerational determinants of offspring size at birth: a life course and graphical analysis using the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s Study (ACONF).

Authors
  • Morton, Susan M B
  • De Stavola, Bianca L
  • Leon, David A
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Epidemiology
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
43
Issue
3
Pages
749–759
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu028
PMID: 24569382
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

A mother's childhood social environment and her early growth are both important predictors of her offspring's size at birth. Population strategies aimed at optimizing size at birth require broader social and intergenerational considerations, in addition to focusing on the health of mothers in the immediate pregnancy period.

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