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Low Body Mass Index, Anaemia and Poor Perinatal Outcome in a Rural Hospital in Eastern Sudan

Low Body Mass Index, Anaemia and Poor Perinatal Outcome in a Rural Hospital in Eastern Sudan

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Title: Low Body Mass Index, Anaemia and Poor Perinatal Outcome in a Rural Hospital in Eastern Sudan
Author: Adam, I.; Babiker, Saud; Mohmmed, Ahmed A.; Salih, Magdi M.; Prins, Martin H.; Zaki, Zaki M.
Abstract: Background: The first step in improving early neonatal survival is to document rate of these deaths, identify the common causes. Objectives: the study was conducted at New Halfa hospital, eastern Sudan to investigate the prevalence and possible risk factors for a poor perinatal outcome, mainly low birth weight (LBW), APGAR score _5 at 1 min, fetal anaemia and perinatal mortality. Results: LBW occurred in 15.3%, the perinatal death was 9.2%. Maternal low body mass index (BMI) was significantly associated with LBW (OR^1.8, 95% CI^1.0–3.2; p^0.02), which was a risk factor for APGAR score _5 at 1 min (OR^11.5, 95% CI^5.9–22.5; p_0.001) and perinatal mortality (OR^6.5, 95% CI^2.9–14.8, p_0.00001). Maternal anaemia was a risk factor for fetal anaemia (OR^2.1, 95% CI^1.4–3.1; p_0.001). Conclusion: More attention to maternal nutrition and in an attempt to prevent anaemia may lead to improvement in the perinatal outcome.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18215
Date: 2016-01-05


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