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Risk Factors of Low Birth Weight in Mbujimayi City, Democratic Republic of Congo

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103501, PP. 1-10

Subject Areas: Public Health

Keywords: Risk Factors, Low Weight, Mbujimayi

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The objective of this study was to identify and explain the factors influencing the birth of underweight children in the city of Mbuji-Mayi. Methods: This is not a paired case-control study of births registered from 1 to June 30, 2015 in maternity hospitals in three health zones selected for this study, cases are all children born with low weight and witnesses are all children born with a normal weight is 2500 g and more. The significance level was set at p < 0.05. Results: The proportion of LBW was 14.5%. The risk factors identified in this study are: Unmarried women [ORa = 2.92 (1.41 to 5.61)], not Luba Tribal origin [ORa = 1.71 (1.02 to 2.872)], anemia of pregnancy [ORa = 2.92 (1.79 to 4.75)], the non-attendance of the CPN [ORa = 1.92 (1.16 to 3.17)], preterm labor [ORa = 3, 11 (1.79 to 5.41)], diabetic mothers [ORa = 3.44 (1.91 to 6.21)], the history of malaria [ORa = 2 (1.23 to 3.26) ], multiparity [ORa = 2 (1.23 to 3.26)] and threatened abortion histories [ORa = 6.17 (2.82 to 13.52)] had statistical significantly associated with links é FPN.

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Moise, K. K. , Blood, B. N. D. , René, M. M. J. , Paul, C. M. , Kennedy, M. N. , Brigitte, K. T. , Cedric, I. B. , Alain, K. K. , Hypolitte, M. N. and Michel, K. N. (2017). Risk Factors of Low Birth Weight in Mbujimayi City, Democratic Republic of Congo. Open Access Library Journal, 4, e3501. doi:


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