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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

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Varying coefficient function models to explore interactions between maternal nutritional status and prenatal methyl-mercury toxicity in the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study.
In order to obtain an answer for this question, the data on birth weights of neonates classified as Normal and Low Birth Weight and the corresponding maternal nutritional status were illustrated in Table 7.
It is widely accepted among health professionals, lay-people and pregnant women themselves, that maternal nutritional status has an important role to play in a healthy pregnancy, and on determining the pregnancy outcome (Kramer, 1998).

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