Prevalence of malnutrition during pregnancy and associated factors in women of Ardal County in 2012-2013

Abasizadeh, S. and Hemati, Z. and Deress, F. (2016) Prevalence of malnutrition during pregnancy and associated factors in women of Ardal County in 2012-2013. International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 3 (1).

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Abstract

Background and aims: Normal pregnancy and its successful outcome require intake of sufficient food. Undesirable nutrition is directly associated with pregnancy outcome, therefore, its prevention is the best strategy to maintain maternal and fetal health. The present study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of malnutrition during pregnancy and associated factors in women of Ardal County. Methods: The present study was a descriptive, analytical, cross-sectional study conducted in 2012-2013 and investigated 435 pregnant women referring to healthcare center of Ardal, who were enrolled by census method. The instrument of data gathering was a form which was filled out with reference to the registered data in household medical file. The data were analyzed by SPSS 16 using Chi square and Fisher’s exact test. Results: Of the total of 435 women, 31.7% had diploma education and 98.2% were housewives. Chi square test indicated no significant association between the women’s and their spouses’ education level and occupation, and weight gain throughout the whole pregnancy (P>0.05). The highest prevalence of malnutrition (51.3%) was derived in the first trimester. Conclusion: In view of the prevalence of underweight pregnant women, the training of healthcare centers’ personnel is important. Consider the proper implementation of healthcare schedule during pregnancy, particularly monitoring of mothers’ weight gain and training of appropriate nutrition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Malnutrition, Pregnancy, Associated factors.
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > International Journal of Epidemiologic Research
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 07:18
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 07:18
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4874

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