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Measuring birth weight in developing countries: does the method of reporting in retrospective surveys matter?

Channon, Andrew and Padmadas, Sabu and McDonald, John (2011) Measuring birth weight in developing countries: does the method of reporting in retrospective surveys matter? Maternal and Child Health Journal, 15 (1). pp. 12-18. ISSN 1092-7875

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Additional Information: Birthweight data were classified by the method of reporting in the survey either from an official health card or from mother’s memory. There were substantial differences in the distribution of birthweights by method of reporting. We conclude that the method of recording birthweight can influence birthweight estimates, in particular the proportion of infants classified as low birthweight. This has implications for data collection, the interpretation of survey data and public health policy. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
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Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 00:01
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