Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

During pregnancy the risk for excessive weight gain is increased. Previous studies investigated the effects of age on gestational weight gain (GWG), but findings are inconsistent. This study evaluated this association while controlling for socio-economic status and parity and found no significant correlation. However, when parity and SES were not controlled for, older women gained more weight than younger women. Future research should attempt to determine if age increases the effects of parity and SES.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

BC

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