Maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight in Karachi: a case-control study
AbstractTo evaluate maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight [LBW] among women aged 15-35 years, we carried out a hospital-based, case-control study on 262 cases [mothers of neonates weighing </= 2.5 kg] and 262 controls [mothers of neonates weighing > 2.5 kg]. Odds of delivering a low-birth-weight baby decreased with increase in maternal haemoglobin [odds ratio [OR]: 0.701; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.62-0.79]. Odds were greater among mothers not using iron supplements during pregnancy [OR: 2.88; 95% CI: 1.83-4.54]. Mothers of LBW babies had lower haemoglobin levels before delivery
Rizvi, S.A., Hatcher, J., Jehan, I. & Qureshi, R. (2007). Maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight in Karachi: a case-control study. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117385
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (6), 1343-1352, 2007
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