A study of correlation between maternal hemoglobin and birth weight of new born

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 8, Issue 1

Abstract

Introduction: Anemia is the commonest medical disorder in pregnancy. It is especially more common in developing countries because of poor nutritional and high prevalence of parasitic infestation Aims and Objectives: To Study correlation between maternal hemoglobin and birth weight of new born. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College And Hospital, Seeragapadi, Salem from June 2012 to June 2013. All antenatal cases getting admitted for delivery at Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College And Hospital were included into the study. The statistical analysis was done by the chi-square test analyzed by SPSS 19 version software. Result: In our study we have seen that the majority of the new born to mothers with mild anemia were with birth weight >2500 i.e. 19(90.48%) followed by 2251-2000 -1 (4.76%), 2000-2250 were 1 (4.76%), < 2000 were 0(0%). The majority of the patients with moderate anaemia the new born were with birth weight>2500 were 55(59.14%), 2251-2500 were 16(17.2%), 2001-2250 were 18 (19.35%), <2000 Were 4 (4.3%). The majority of the new born to mothers with severe anemia with birth weight <2000 were 4 (57.14%), 2001-2250 were 2(28.57%), 2251- 2500 were 1 (14.29%), >2500 were 0 (0%). As the grade of severity of anemia increases the birth weight in new born decreases this observed difference is statistically significant (χ2 = 40.89,df=6,p<0.0001***) Conclusion: It can be concluded from our study that as the severity of Anemia in pregnant women increases the birth weight in new born significantly decreases.

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Rangasamy K

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  • EP ID EP443994
  • DOI 10.26611/1014817
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Rangasamy K (2018). A study of correlation between maternal hemoglobin and birth weight of new born. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 8(1), 30-32. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-443994