Journal article

Feasibility of using self-reported ethnicity in pregnancy according to the gestation-related optimal weight classification: a cross-sectional study

E Lockie, EA McCarthy, L Hui, L Churilov, SP Walker

BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of self-reported ethnicity using the gestation-related optimal growth (GROW) classification in a contemporary multicultural antenatal population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary obstetric hospital in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION: Pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic. METHODS: We surveyed pregnant women during April-June 2016 regarding their understanding of the term 'ethnicity', and how they would classify the ethnicity of themselves, their partner, and family members according to the Australian GROW classification. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirty-five women completed the survey. When describing 'ethnicity', most women (103..

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