A principal components approach to parent-to-newborn body composition associations in South India

Sargoor R Veena, Ghattu V Krishnaveni, Andrew K Wills, Jacqueline C Hill, Caroline Hd Fall

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Abstract

Size at birth is influenced by environmental factors, like maternal nutrition and parity, and by genes. Birth weight is a composite measure, encompassing bone, fat and lean mass. These may have different determinants. The main purpose of this paper was to use anthropometry and principal components analysis (PCA) to describe maternal and newborn body composition, and associations between them, in an Indian population. We also compared maternal and paternal measurements (body mass index (BMI) and height) as predictors of newborn body composition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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