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Factors associated with preterm delivery and low birth weight: a study from rural Maharashtra, India

Ahankari, Anand; Bapat, Sharda; Myles, Puja; Fogarty, Andrew; Tata, Laila

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Anand Ahankari

Sharda Bapat

Puja Myles

Andrew Fogarty andrew.fogarty@nottingham.ac.uk

Laila Tata laila.tata@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Background: Although preterm delivery and low birth weight (LBW) have been studied in India, findings may not be generalisable to rural areas such as the Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. There is limited information available on maternal and child health indicators from this region. We aimed to present some local estimates of preterm delivery and LBW in the Osmanabad district of Marathwada and assess available maternal risk factors.

Methods: The study used routinely collected data on all in-hospital births in the maternity department of Halo Medical Foundation’s hospital from 1 (st )January 2008 to 31 (st )December 2014. Multivariable logistic regression analysis provided odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for preterm delivery and LBW according to each maternal risk factor.

Results: We analysed 655 live births, of which 6.1% were preterm deliveries. Of the full term births (N=615), 13.8% were LBW (

Journal Article Type Article
Journal F1000Research
Electronic ISSN 2046-1402
Publisher F1000Research
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 72
APA6 Citation Ahankari, A., Bapat, S., Myles, P., Fogarty, A., & Tata, L. (in press). Factors associated with preterm delivery and low birth weight: a study from rural Maharashtra, India. F1000Research, 6(72), https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.10659.1
DOI https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.10659.1
Publisher URL https://f1000research.com/articles/6-72/v1
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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