the association between porphyromonas gingivalis-specific maternal serum igg and low birth alabama, low birth weight (lbw) infants are about 20 times more likely to die before their first birthday compared to normal birth weight infants. while the rate of lbw has been consistently higher among african americans compared to whites, there has been a gradual increase in lbw for both african americans and whites over the last 15 years. in an attempt to identify modifiable risk factors for lbw, we have previously reported that a pregnant woman's poor periodontal health may be an indepen ...200111759860
preterm low birth weight and periodontal disease among african americans.african americans consistently experience higher rates of preterm and low birth weight (lbw) deliveries than do whites. lbw and preterm infants are more likely to die before their first birthday and survivors may suffer from a number of health problems. therefore, identification of modifiable risk factors for preterm deliveries and lbw has considerable public health significance. pregnant women's poor periodontal healtlh is emerging as one such factor. maternal clinical periodontal status and ba ...200312519009
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