Associations between ambient air temperature, low birth weight and small for gestational age in term neonates in southern Israel. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Background The increase in ambient temperatures (Ta) and emissions of greenhouse gases over the last century has focused attention on the effects of ambient temperatures on health outcomes. We aimed to investigate the association between Ta and the clinical measures of term low birth weight (tLBW) and small for gestational age (SGA) in singleton term infants using a decade of regional hospital data in southern Israel.

publication date

  • November 1, 2018