Association between maternal characteristics and neonatal birth weight in a korean population living in the seoul metropolitan area, Korea: A birth cohort study (COCOA)

Youn Ho Shin, Suk Joo Choi, Kyung Won Kim, Jinho Yu, Kang Mo Ahn, Hyung Young Kim, Ju Hee Seo, Ji Won Kwon, Byoung Ju Kim, Hyo Bin Kim, Jung Yeon Shim, Woo Kyung Kim, Dae Jin Song, So Yeon Lee, Soo Young Lee, Gwang Cheon Jang, Ja Young Kwon, Kyung Ju Lee, Hee Jin Park, Pil Ryang LeeHye Sung Won, Soo Jong Hong

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Abstract

Previous studies suggest that maternal characteristics may be associated with neonatal outcomes. However, the influence of maternal characteristics on birth weight (BW) has not been adequately determined in Korean populations. We investigated associations between maternal characteristics and BW in a sample of 813 Korean women living in the Seoul metropolitan area, Korea recruited using data from the prospective hospital-based COhort for Childhood Origin of Asthma and allergic diseases (COCOA) between 2007 and 2011. The mean maternal age at delivery was 32.3 ± 3.5 yr and prepregnancy maternal body mass index (BMI) was 20.7 ± 2.5 kg/m2. The mean BW of infant was 3,196 ± 406 g. The overall prevalence of a maternal history of allergic disease was 32.9% and the overall prevalence of allergic symptoms was 65.1%. In multivariate regression models, prepregnancy maternal BMI and gestational age at delivery were positively and a maternal history of allergic disease and nulliparity were negatively associated with BW (all P < 0.05). Presence of allergic symptoms in the mother was not associated with BW. In conclusion, prepregnancy maternal BMI, gestational age at delivery, a maternal history of allergic disease, and nulliparity may be associated with BW, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-585
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Allergy and immunology
  • Birth weight
  • Body mass index
  • Cohort studies
  • Family characteristic
  • Infant
  • Mothers
  • Newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Shin, Y. H., Choi, S. J., Kim, K. W., Yu, J., Ahn, K. M., Kim, H. Y., Seo, J. H., Kwon, J. W., Kim, B. J., Kim, H. B., Shim, J. Y., Kim, W. K., Song, D. J., Lee, S. Y., Lee, S. Y., Jang, G. C., Kwon, J. Y., Lee, K. J., Park, H. J., ... Hong, S. J. (2013). Association between maternal characteristics and neonatal birth weight in a korean population living in the seoul metropolitan area, Korea: A birth cohort study (COCOA). Journal of Korean medical science, 28(4), 580-585. https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2013.28.4.580