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Applying measures of discriminatory accuracy to revisit traditional risk factors for being small for gestational age in Sweden: a national cross-sectional study.

Juárez, Sol Pía; Wagner, Phillip and Merlo, Juan LU (2014) In BMJ Open 4(7). p.005388-005388
Abstract
Small for gestational age (SGA) is considered as an indicator of intrauterine growth restriction, and multiple maternal and newborn characteristics have been identified as risk factors for SGA. This knowledge is mainly based on measures of average association (ie, OR) that quantify differences in average risk between exposed and unexposed groups. Nevertheless, average associations do not assess the discriminatory accuracy of the risk factors (ie, its ability to discriminate the babies who will develop SGA from those that will not). Therefore, applying measures of discriminatory accuracy rather than measures of association only, our study revisits known risk factors of SGA and discusses their role from a public health perspective.
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10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005388
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  abstract     = {Small for gestational age (SGA) is considered as an indicator of intrauterine growth restriction, and multiple maternal and newborn characteristics have been identified as risk factors for SGA. This knowledge is mainly based on measures of average association (ie, OR) that quantify differences in average risk between exposed and unexposed groups. Nevertheless, average associations do not assess the discriminatory accuracy of the risk factors (ie, its ability to discriminate the babies who will develop SGA from those that will not). Therefore, applying measures of discriminatory accuracy rather than measures of association only, our study revisits known risk factors of SGA and discusses their role from a public health perspective.},
  author       = {Juárez, Sol Pía and Wagner, Phillip and Merlo, Juan},
  issn         = {2044-6055},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {005388--005388},
  publisher    = {British Medical Journal Publishing Group},
  series       = {BMJ Open},
  title        = {Applying measures of discriminatory accuracy to revisit traditional risk factors for being small for gestational age in Sweden: a national cross-sectional study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005388},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2014},
}