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Assessing the relationship between maternal and neonatal factors and low birth weight in Iran; a systematic review and meta-analysis

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(2015) Assessing the relationship between maternal and neonatal factors and low birth weight in Iran; a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of medicine and life. pp. 23-31. ISSN 1844-3117 (Electronic) 1844-122X (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28316702

Abstract

Introduction. Low birth weight is an important indicator of the health of babies. A low birth weight is a leading health problem and a major reason for death in newborns. This study targeted to assess the relationship between maternal and infant factors and low birth weight in Iran through a systematic review and meta-analysis. Materials and Methods. This paper was a systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between maternal/ infant factors and low birth weight based on the published research papers conducted in Iran. To achieve this goal, two trained researchers independently elicited all the relevant articles by using the appropriate keywords and their combinations in SID, Madlib, Iranmedex, Irandoc, Google Scholar, Pubmed, ISI, Scopus and Magiran databases. The results of the study were combined with SPSS 20 and STATA software. Results. In the initial stage, 25 more relevant articles out of 46 papers were selected. The gestational age with less than 37 weeks and prenatal care had the most (CI: 27- 14. 53, OR: 19.81) and the least (CI: 1.86, OR: 1.5) effect on the low birth weight in newborns, respectively. Conclusion. This study showed that there is a significant relationship between the low birth weight and multiple births, pre-eclampsia, maternal weight gaining during pregnancy, baby's gender, and pregnancy age. Hence, controlling the factors above in mothers during pregnancy by the health authorities could lead to the birth of infants with a healthy weight and consequently the number of infants with low birth weight will decrease.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Bazyar, J.UNSPECIFIED
Daliri, S.UNSPECIFIED
Sayehmiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
Karimi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Delpisheh, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: low birth weight maternal and neonatal factors meta-analysis systematic review
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Page Range: pp. 23-31
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of medicine and life
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 8
Number: Spec I
ISSN: 1844-3117 (Electronic) 1844-122X (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1116

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