Maternal shoe size and infant birth weight

Correlation or fiction?

Mark B. Stephens, Debra A. Manning, Amy Arnold-Canuso, David Haas

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Abstract

Objective: To determine whether maternal prepregnancy shoe size can be used to reliably predict infant birth weight. Method: This is a cross-sectional study of 111 consecutive patients admitted to the maternity care unit of a small community hospital. Data collected included prepregnancy height, maternal weight, maternal shoe size, maternal age, gravidity, parity, ethnicity, and method of delivery. Infant birth weight was recorded within the first 2 hours of life. Results: There was no correlation between maternal shoe size and birth weight (r = 0.01; P = NS). There was no correlation between shoe size and birth weight when corrected for parity and ethnicity. Conclusion: There is no correlation between maternal shoe and infant birth weight. This anthropometric measure should not be used to estimate infant birth weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Family Practice

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Maternal shoe size and infant birth weight : Correlation or fiction? / Stephens, Mark B.; Manning, Debra A.; Arnold-Canuso, Amy; Haas, David.

In: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2006, p. 426-428.

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Stephens, Mark B. ; Manning, Debra A. ; Arnold-Canuso, Amy ; Haas, David. / Maternal shoe size and infant birth weight : Correlation or fiction?. In: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 426-428.
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