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Height and weight inaccuracies could affect pregnant mothers and babies

A study by Dr Helen Paterson of the [b]University of Otago[/b], New Zealand, shows that inaccuracies in the documented height and weight of pregnant women at the time of their 12-week scan, which could change their clinical risk assessments, reports [s]Medical Xpress[/s]. The study, in the [s]New Zealand Medical Journal[/s], found ‘considerable inaccuracies in the recording of weight and height during pregnancy’ resulting in 69% of the 248 women who participated having an under-reported BMI, 6% a correctly reported BMI, and 25% an over-reported BMI.

[link url=http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-accurate-height-weight-pregnant-women.html]Full Medical Xpress report[/link]
[link url=http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/abstract.php?id=6089]NZMJ Abstract[/link]

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