publication . Article . 2017

Validity of recalled v. recorded birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Susan D. Shenkin; Mark Zhang; Geoff Der; Supriya Mathur; Theresia H. Mina; Rebecca M. Reynolds;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, volume 8, pages 137-148 (issn: 2040-1744, eissn: 2040-1752, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>Low birth weight is associated with adverse health outcomes. If birth weight records are not available, studies may use recalled birth weight. It is unclear whether this is reliable. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing recalled with recorded birth weights. We followed the Meta-Analyses of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE) statement and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) to May 2015. We included studies that reported recalled birth weight and recorded birth we...
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free text keywords: Medicine (miscellaneous), Demography, Recall bias, Birth order, Meta-analysis, Medicine, business.industry, business, Low birth weight, medicine.symptom, Confidence interval, Birth weight, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, Systematic review
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