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Effects of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain on Low Birth Weight in Omani Infants; A case-control study

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Author(s): Mustafa Al-Hinai | Majid Al-Muqbali | Aisha Al-Moqbali | Vaidyanathan Gowri | Abdullah Al-Maniri

Journal: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal : SQUMJ
ISSN 2075-051X

Volume: 13;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 386;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Body Mass Index | Pregnancy | Gestational Age | Birth Weight | Oman.

ABSTRACT
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the association between pre-pregnancy maternal body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain and low birth weight (LBW) in babies born to a sample population ofOmani women. Methods: A case-control study was carried out among deliveries registered between 1st May 2010 and 30th April 2011 at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman. A case was defined as a woman who delivered a low birth weight baby (
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