Effect of high parity on occurrence of some fetal growth indices: A cohort study

Yahya M. Al-Farsi, Daniel R. Brooks, Martha M. Werler, Howard J. Cabral, Mohammed A. Al-Shafaee, Henk C. Wallenburg

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Abstract

The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to explore the potential causal relation between parity and fetal growth indices, including low birth weight (LBW), macrosomia, and prematurity. The study was nested on a community trial in a city in Oman. The study analyzed 1939 pregnancies among 479 participants. Of these, 944 pregnancies (48.7%) were high parity (≥5). Obtained newborns with outcomes of interest were as follows: 191 LBW, 34 macrosomic, and 69 premature. Associations were measured using multilevel logistic regression modeling. Compared to low parity (LP, defined as

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Women's Health
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 2012

Keywords

  • Fetal growth
  • Low birth weight
  • Macrosomia
  • Oman
  • Parity
  • Prematurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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    Al-Farsi, Y. M., Brooks, D. R., Werler, M. M., Cabral, H. J., Al-Shafaee, M. A., & Wallenburg, H. C. (2012). Effect of high parity on occurrence of some fetal growth indices: A cohort study. International Journal of Women's Health, 4(1), 289-293.