Effects of pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain on low birth weight in Omani infants: A case-control study

Mustafa Al-Hinai, Majid Al-Muqbali, Aisha Al-Moqbali, Vaidyanathan Gowri, Abdullah Al-Maniri

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Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the association between pre-pregnancy maternal body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain and low birth weight (LBW) in babies born to a sample population of Omani women. Methods: A case-control study was carried out among deliveries registered between 1st May 2010 and 30th April 2011 at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman. A case was defined as a woman who delivered a low birth weight baby (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-391
Number of pages6
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013



  • Birth weight
  • Body mass index
  • Gestational age
  • Oman
  • Pregnancy

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  • Medicine(all)

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