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Maternal risk factors in Afghan-refugees compared to Pakistani mothers in Peshawar, NWFP Pakistan.
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PMID:  21375167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the health risk factors associated with Afghan refugee mothers compared to Pakistani mothers.
METHOD: A total of 1039 records of newborn and their mothers collected prospectively from the four public-hospitals in Peshawar during August-November 2003 were analysed, using crude and adjusted odds ratios for the comparison.
RESULTS: The data revealed that low birthweight was 2.6 times higher in Afghan refugees compared to Pakistani mothers adjusting for all other important covariates. The univariate analysis highlighted a number of factors, however, the multivariate method established significant association of Afghan refugees with Tribal areas, older age and an un-registered pregnancy compared to Pakistani mothers.
CONCLUSIONS: High geo-demographic risk factors were seen in Afghan refugee mothers; for which an appropriate strategy is required to provide reasonable healthcare facilities in the Tribal areas, and disseminate information regarding the risks involved in non-registration and old age pregnancies.
Sareer Badshah; Linda Mason; Ken Mckelvie; Roger Payne; Paulo J G Lisboa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Statistics, Islamia College, Chartered University, Peshawar NWFP Pakistan.
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