Blood pressure in relation to birth weight in twins and singleton controls matched for gestational age

Geraldine McNeill, Chuluuntulga Tuya, Doris Margaret Campbell, Paul Haggarty, William Cairns Stewart Smith, Lindsey Fiona Masson, Alastair McConnachie Cumming, Iain Broom, Neva Elizabeth Haites

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Abstract

Associations between adult blood pressure and birth weight were investigated in 122 same-sex twin pairs aged 18-50 years and 86 singleton controls matched according to maternal age and parity, gender, gestational age, and current age who were recruited via an obstetric database in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1999. Twins weighed on average 425 g less than controls at birth (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Volume158
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2003

Keywords

  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Birth Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Fitness
  • Questionnaires
  • Registries
  • Regression Analysis
  • Risk Factors
  • Scotland
  • Smoking
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • birth weight
  • blood pressure
  • twins

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