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Maternal anaemia and its impact on perinatal outcome.
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PMID:  15078267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To find out the relationship between maternal anaemia and perinatal morbidity and mortality. METHOD: A cohort of 629 pregnant women was studied from October 2001 to October 2002. Of these, 313 were anaemic (haemoglobin <11 g/dl in labour and on two previous occasions in current pregnancy). A total of 316 women had haemoglobin >11 g/dl at all times in pregnancy and were labelled as non-anaemic. Perinatal outcomes included preterm delivery, low birth weight (LBW) at delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, perinatal mortality, APGAR score at 1 and 5 min, intrauterine foetal demise (IUD). RESULTS: The risk of preterm delivery and LBW among exposed group was 4 and 1.9 times higher among anaemic women, respectively. Newborns of anaemic mothers had 1.8 times increased risk of having an APGAR score of <5 at 1 min and the risk of IUD was 3.7 times higher for anaemic women. CONCLUSION: Low maternal haemoglobin levels are associated with increased risk of preterm delivery, LBW babies, APGAR score <5 at 1 min and IUD.
Farah Wali Lone; Rahat Najam Qureshi; Faran Emanuel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1360-2276     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop. Med. Int. Health     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-13     Completed Date:  2004-07-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610576     Medline TA:  Trop Med Int Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  486-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Cohort Studies
Developing Countries
Fetal Death / etiology
Infant Mortality
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Pakistan / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Socioeconomic Factors

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