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Association between pregnancy induced hypertension and low birth weight; a population based case-control study.
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PMID:  19124309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between pregnancy-induced hypertension and low birth weight. A population-based case control study was conducted. Antenatal mothers who attended the government health centers in the district of Kuala Muda, Kedah, Malaysia from June 2003 to May 2004 were recruited. Cases were 312 mothers who delivered low birth weight babies, and controls were 312 mothers who delivered normal birth weight babies. Face-to-face interviews using a structured questionnaire and a review of medical records were carried out. After controlling for important confounders such as gestational age at delivery, maternal age, ethnicity, education, parity, and previous history of abortion, pregnancy-induced hypertension was found to be an independent risk factor (adjusted odds ratio = 5.06; 95% confidence interval: 2.63, 9.71) for low birth weight. There was a significant association of pregnancy-induced hypertension with low birth weight. Women who delivered low birth weight babies were 5 times more likely to have had pregnancy-induced hypertension.
Latifah A Rahman; Noran N Hairi; Nooriah Salleh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1941-2479     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-06     Completed Date:  2009-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708538     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kedah State Health Office, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Confidence Intervals
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Interviews as Topic
Medical Records
Odds Ratio
Risk Factors
Young Adult

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