Prevalence of Low and High Birthweight Among the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebec

Prevalence of Low and High Birthweight Among the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebec

Prevalence of Low and High Birthweight Among the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebec

Prevalence of Low and High Birthweight Among the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebecs

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Revue canadienne de santé publique / Canadian Journal of Public Health, vol. 89, no 6, p. 419-420.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The aim of this study was to document the birthweight distribution, determine the prevalence of low and high birthweight, and examine the secular trends of these indicators among the northern Quebec James Bay Cree. » (p. 419)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
- « A complete census of all infants born in the nine Cree communities in the James Bay Cree Region of northern Quebec between 1985 and 1995 was obtained from the public health module - Cree region of James Bay. Over the 11-year period, 3098 births were recorded. The study sample was limited to Cree, singleton, live births (n = 2881). » (p. 419)
- « The relationship of infant birthweight with parity and mother’s age was examined by analysis of variance. » (p. 419)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« Infant birthweight is an important indicator of neonatal health. Aboriginal women tend to give birth to a greater percentage of high birthweight babies than non-Aboriginal women. However, the birthweight distribution among the Canadian native population and paricularly among the Cree has not been well documented. » (p. 421)