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Identification of Factors That Relate to Gestational Age in Term and Preterm Babies Using 2002 National Birth Data

dc.contributor.advisorZhang, Guangyuen_US
dc.contributor.authorHammad, Hoda Tareken_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-02T05:31:31Z
dc.date.available2010-07-02T05:31:31Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10217
dc.description.abstractInfant mortality and other subsequent handicaps have been found to be correlated with preterm births. The purpose of this study is to investigate which factors relate to gestational age in term and preterm babies using the 2002 Public-Use Natality data file. Using this data, an exploratory data analysis of both the important discrete and continuous variables will be conducted to obtain a general idea of the data set. This will be followed by the use of regression models to determine which explanatory variables best relate to gestational age. The results can be used to establish guidelines for monitoring and treatment plans for expectant mothers who are most susceptible to preterm labor.en_US
dc.titleIdentification of Factors That Relate to Gestational Age in Term and Preterm Babies Using 2002 National Birth Dataen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPublic and Community Healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHealth Sciences, Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledStatisticsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolled2002 Birth Dataen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBirth Factorsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGestational Ageen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNatality Dataen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPreterm Birthen_US


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