A R Wickremasinghe

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Publications (5)11.99 Total impact

  • F F Cherry, H H Sandstead, A R Wickremasinghe
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 04/1993; 678:330-3. · 4.38 Impact Factor
  • F F Cherry, H H Sandstead, A R Wickremasinghe
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 04/1993; 678:334-7. · 4.38 Impact Factor
  • E Ebomoyi, O O Adetoro, A R Wickremasinghe
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    ABSTRACT: Social and biological factors influencing birthweight of 3053 Ilorin babies were studied. The mean birth weights were 2.998 kg +/- 0.133 (SD) for males and 2.932 kg +/- 0.154 (SD) for females. Multiple regression analysis showed that maternal weight, height, age, education and ethnicity, and child's sex, significantly affected birthweight of infants. Some quadratic and interaction terms also contributed significantly to the prediction of birthweight. The strategies to control the incidence of low birth weight are discussed.
    Journal of Biosocial Science 11/1991; 23(4):417-23. · 0.98 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In a previous report of a zinc supplementation trial in pregnant adolescents zinc effect varied according to maternal weight (wt) status--normal (90-110% of expected wt), light or heavy, prompting this analysis of effects of wt status and gestational wt gain on fetal heaviness relative to length and gestational age (GA) and other pregnancy outcomes. One-third of adolescents shifted in or out of normal wt by delivery, creating seven outcome groups--light-light, light to normal, normal to light, normal-normal, normal to heavy, heavy to normal, and heavy-heavy. These wt class change groups varied significantly as to intrauterine growth (SGA, low AGA, high AGA, and LGA); by weekly grams gain per cm height (ht), birth wt, infant wt/length ratio, and occurrence of low birth wt (LBW). Infants with above average intrauterine growth had an advantage in: absolute size, length of hospital stay, rates of LBW, fetal demise, rates of low Apgar score, and "other" complications. This association between intrauterine growth and maternal wt class change suggests that promotion of wt gain might lower rates of LBW. Birthwt varied by quartiles of weekly wt change (gm) per cm ht in women grouped by their percent of expected wt: in the lowest quartile (Q1) only one group in seven reached average Bwt (3025 grams); with Q4 gain all groups did. Thus, the parameter wt gain/wk/cm ht deserves study as a tool for monitoring wt status and gain to identify those pregnant adolescents in greatest need for nutritional counseling and to set wt gain goals.
    Journal of Community Health 09/1991; 16(4):179-95. · 1.28 Impact Factor
  • E W Ebomoyi, A R Wickremasinghe, F F Cherry
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    ABSTRACT: On a sample of some 2000 children living in two ecologically different zones (the Wooded and Guinea savanna) in Kwara state, Nigeria, body measurements were taken, to serve as indicators of the state of nutrition. There was more undernutrition in the Guinea savanna than in the Wooded. More males than females were undernourished in the Guinea savanna but not in the Wooded. It is argued that the differences between districts stem from social and cultural variables.
    Journal of Biosocial Science 02/1991; 23(1):33-8. · 0.98 Impact Factor