Is Fetal Life Riskier Than Neonatal Life, 1984-1991 Compared with 1996-2002
Tthe calculation of the neonatal mortality risk (NMR) and stillbirth risk (SBR) in the prevailing pregnancies at each gestational age allows the comparison of lives lost intrauterine and extra-uterine. No difference was noted in NMR and SBR from 1996 thru 2002 within each race in United States (US).
Gestational age specific birth weight curve for Asian Indian Newborns
The number of newborns of the Asian Indian (AI) origin have increased in last decade to over 40,000 per year in the US, according to the NCHS. In order to accurately assess the effects of the gestational pathologies such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, etc, on the fetus there needs to be a gestational age (GA) specific birth weight (BWT) curve of the normal AI babies. For example, an AI large for gestation (LGA) may never meet the birth weight criteria established by curves for the majority of the babies born in the US. It is well known in the literature that newborns of AI origin weigh less than the white and black ethnicities but the percentile curve is lacking. The objective of this study is to create a GA specific BWT curve for AI newborns and compare it to the non-hispanic white (NHW) babies
Asian Indian Newborn Infants, Gestation, Birth Weight
Multiple births occur more commonly in the northern USA.
Incidence of multiple births is increasing in the USA. There are reports from animal studies that multiple births may occur more commonly in the colder climate because of survivability in of multiple ovulations in the colder ambient temperature. The purpose of this study is to determine the distribution of multiple births in the USA with relation to latitude.