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Relation between Birthweight and Blood Pressure among 7–8 year Old Rural Children in India

Publisher: International Journal of Epidemiology

Fetal malnutrition has been proposed as a cause of higher blood pressure. However, some studies have shown no or little effect of birthweight on blood pressure. Confounding and selection bias have been a problem in some of the studies. The ideal approach for avoiding selection bias is to conduct a prospective cohort study with minimal loss during follow-up. Therefore, the relationship of birthweight with blood pressure was examined in a cohort born during 1992–1993.

Author(s): Madhu Khullar, Arun Kumar Aggarwal, Sutapa Bandyopadhyay, Rajesh Kumar | Views(294)

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