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Maternal anemia in Benin: prevalence, risk factors, and association with low birth weight.
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PMID:  21896797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied the prevalence of anemia during pregnancy and its relationship with low birth weight (LBW; birth weight < 2,500 g) in Benin. We analyzed 1,508 observations from a randomized controlled trial conducted from 2005 to 2008 showing equivalence on the risk of LBW between two drugs for Intermittent Preventive Treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp). Despite IPTp, helminth prophylaxis, and iron and folic acid supplementations, the proportions of women with severe anemia (hemoglobin [Hb] concentration < 80 g/L) and anemia (Hb < 110 g/L) were high throughout pregnancy: 3.9% and 64.7% during the second and 3.7% and 64.1% during the third trimester, but 2.5% and 39.6% at the onset of labor, respectively. Compared with women without anemia (Hb ≥ 110 g/L) during the third trimester, women with severe anemia (Hb < 80 g/L) were at higher risk of LBW after adjustment for potential confounding factors (prevalence ratio [PR] = 2.8; 95% confidence interval [1.4-5.6]).
Florence Bodeau-Livinec; Valerie Briand; Jacques Berger; Xu Xiong; Achille Massougbodji; Karen P Day; Michel Cot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-07     Completed Date:  2011-11-08     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medical Parasitology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / complications*,  epidemiology
Benin / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic* / epidemiology
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Risk Factors
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