Journal Article

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

Ishag Adam, Saud Babiker, Ahmed A. Mohmmed, Magdi M. Salih, Martin H. Prins and Zaki M. Zaki

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 54, issue 3, pages 202-204
Published in print June 2008 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online December 2007 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmm110
Low Body Mass Index, Anaemia and Poor Perinatal Outcome in a Rural Hospital in Eastern Sudan

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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.

Keywords: Anaemia; malaria; pregnancy; BMI; perinatal; Sudan

Journal Article.  1251 words. 

Subjects: Paediatrics

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