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Development of obesity in parous women
  1. R G Newcombe
  1. Department of Medical Statistics, Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff CF4 4XN, UK


    The relationship between obesity, age, and parity was studied in 35 556 Cardiff resident parturients in the years 1965-79. The effects of age and parity on obesity were both real but were considerably confounded with each other. The aging effect differed among social classes while the effect of parity depended on smoking habits.

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