volume 9, issue 2, P197-206 2009
DOI: 10.1590/s1519-38292009000200009
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Abstract: Abstract O b j e c t i v e s : t o a s s e s s t h e p e r f o r m a n c e o f v a r i o u s anthropometric methods for the evaulation of the nutritional status of pregnant women as a means of predicting low birth weight (LBW). M e t h o d s : a d e s c r i p t i v e c ro s s -c u t t i n g s t u d y c a r r i e d out among 433 pregnant women (≥20 years) attending a Public Maternity Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The adequacy of the weight gain at the end of the pregnancy w a s e v a l u a t e d i n a c …

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