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Increasing incidence of infants with low birth weight in Oman
SQUMJ-Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal. 2015; 15 (2): 161-167
em Inglês | IMEMR (Mediterrâneo Oriental) | ID: emr-171456
Biblioteca responsável: EMRO
ABSTRACT
This review article provides an overview of the levels, trends and some possible explanations for the increasing rate of low birth weight [LBW] infants in Oman. LBW data from national health surveys in Oman, and published reports from Oman's Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization were collected and assessed between January and August 2014. Oman's LBW rate has been increasing since the 1980s. It was approximately 4% in 1980 and had nearly doubled [8.1%] by 2000. Since then, it has shown a slow but steady rise, reaching 10% in recent times. High rates of consanguinity, premature births, number of increased pregnancies at an older maternal age and changing lifestyles are some important factors related to the increasing rate of LBW in Oman. The underlying causes of this increase need to be understood and addressed in obstetric policies and practices in order to reduce the rate of LBW in Oman
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Índice: IMEMR (Mediterrâneo Oriental) Assunto principal: Mortalidade Infantil / Incidência / Consanguinidade / Nascimento Prematuro Tipo de estudo: Incidence_studies Aspecto clínico: Etiologia / Prognóstico Limite: Lactente / Recém-Nascido Idioma: Inglês Revista: Sultan Qaboos Univ. Med. J. Ano de publicação: 2015