|Title||The risk of small for gestational age in very low birth weight infants born to Asian or Pacific Islander mothers in California.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Lee SMin, Sie L, Liu J, Profit J, Lee HC|
|Date Published||2020 05|
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate potential differences and to show the risk associated with small for gestational age (SGA) at birth and discharge among infants born to mothers of various Asian/Pacific islander (PI) races.
STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective cohort study, infants with weight <1500 g or 23-28 weeks gestation, born in California during 2008-2012 were included. Logistic regression models were used.
RESULTS: Asian and PI infants in ten groups had significant differences in growth parameters, socioeconomic factors, and some morbidities. Overall incidences of SGA at birth and discharge were 21% and 50%, respectively; Indian race had the highest numbers (29%, 63%). Infants of parents with the same race were at increased risk of SGA at birth and discharge compared with mixed race parents.
CONCLUSION: Specific Asian race should be considered when evaluating preterm growth. Careful consideration for the appropriateness of grouping Asian/PI races together in perinatal studies is warranted.
|Alternate Journal||J Perinatol|
|Grant List||R01 HD084667-01 / / U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | NIH | Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) / International|