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Contribution of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to adverse neonatal outcomes: population attributable fractions for Canada

  • Susie Dzakpasu1Email author,
  • John Fahey2,
  • Russell S Kirby3,
  • Suzanne C Tough4,
  • Beverley Chalmers5,
  • Maureen I Heaman6,
  • Sharon Bartholomew1,
  • Anne Biringer7,
  • Elizabeth K Darling8,
  • Lily S Lee9 and
  • Sarah D McDonald10
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201515:21

Received: 2 October 2014

Accepted: 22 January 2015

Published: 5 February 2015

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22 Jan 2015 Editorially accepted
5 Feb 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12884-015-0452-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Maternal and Infant Health Section, Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Midwifery Education Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
Perinatal Services British Columbia, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, Canada
Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiology, and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada