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Title: Maternal anemia and birth weight : a prospective cohort study
Authors: Figueiredo, Ana Claudia Morais Godoy
Gomes Filho, Isaac Suzart
Batista, Josicélia Estrela Tuy
Orrico, Géssica Santana
Porto, Edla Carvalho Lima
Pimenta, Rodolfo Macedo Cruz
Conceição, Sarah dos Santos
Brito, Sheila Monteiro
Ramos, Michelle de Santana Xavier
Sena, Maria Cristina Ferreira
Vilasboas, Saulo Wesley Silva Lessa
Cruz, Simone Seixas da
Pereira, Maurício Gomes
Assunto:: Mães - anemia
Peso corporal - nascimento
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Plos One
Citation: FIGUEIREDO, Ana Claudia Morais Godoy et al. Maternal anemia and birth weight: a prospective cohort study. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212817. Disponível em: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0212817. Acesso em: 28 jun. 2019.
Abstract: Objective To investigate the association between maternal anemia and low/insufficient birth weight. Design A prospective cohort study of pregnant women who underwent prenatal care at the healthcare units in a municipality of northeast Brazil together with their newborn infants was carried out. The pregnant women were classified as having anemia when the hemoglobin level was below 11 g/dl. Infants who were born full term weighing less than 2500 grams were classified as low birth weight, and those weighing between 2500 and 2999 grams were classified as insufficient weight. The occurrence of maternal anemia and its association with birth weight was verified using crude and adjusted Relative Risk (RR) estimates with their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs). Results The final sample was comprised of 622 women. Maternal anemia was considered a risk factor for low/insufficient birth weight, after adjusting the effect measurement for maternal age, family income, urinary infection, parity, alcoholic beverage consumption during pregnancy and gestational body mass index: RRadjusted = 1.38 [95% CI: 1.07 to 1.77]. Conclusions Maternal anemia was associated with low/insufficient birth weight, representing a risk factor for the gestational outcomes studied.
Licença:: © 2019 Figueiredo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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