Epidemiology of underweight and overweight-obesity among term pregnant Sudanese women.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/120427
Title:
Epidemiology of underweight and overweight-obesity among term pregnant Sudanese women.
Authors:
Rayis, Duria A; Abbaker, Ameer O; Salih, Yasir; Diab, Tayseer E; Adam, Ishag
Issue Date:
6-Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/120427
Abstract:
Abstract Background The increasing prevalence of obesity in young women is a major public health concern. Few data are available concerning the epidemiology of malnutrition especially obesity among pregnant women in the developing countries. A cross sectional study was conducted at Khartoum hospital during February-April 2008, to investigate prevalence of underweight, obesity, and to identify contemporary socio-demographic predictors for obesity among term pregnant women in Khartoum Hospital, Sudan. After taking an informed consent, a structured questionnaire was administered to each woman to gather information on educational level, age and parity. Maternal weight and height were measured and expressed as body mass index (BMI - weight (kg)/height (m) 2). Findings Out of 1690 term pregnant women, 628 (37.1%) were primigravidae, 926 (54.8%) had ≥ secondary educational level (minimum of 8 years) and 1445 (85.5%) were housewives. The mean (SD) of the age and parity were 27.2 (6.3) years and 2.0 (2.1) respectively. Out of these 1690 women, 94(5.5%) were underweight (BMI of ≤ 19.9 Kg/m2), 603 (35.6%) were overweight (BMI of 25 - 29.9 Kg/m2) and 328 (19.4%) were obese (BMI of ≥ 30 Kg/m2). In multivariate analyses, obesity was positively associated with age (OR = 1.2, 95% CI = 1.0-1.1; P< 0.001), and with women's education (OR = 1.8, 95% CI = 1.2-2.7; P = 0.001). Obesity was positively associated with parity in univariate analyses only (OR = 1.1, 95% CI = 1.0-1.2; P = 0.02) Conclusion The high prevalence of obesity in these pregnant women represents a competing public health problem in Sudan. More research is needed.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PREGNANCY; OVERWEIGHT; UNDERWEIGHT
ISSN:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-3-327

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dc.contributor.authorRayis, Duria Aen
dc.contributor.authorAbbaker, Ameer Oen
dc.contributor.authorSalih, Yasiren
dc.contributor.authorDiab, Tayseer Een
dc.contributor.authorAdam, Ishagen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-26T16:51:05Z-
dc.date.available2011-01-26T16:51:05Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-06-
dc.identifier.issnhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-3-327-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/120427-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background The increasing prevalence of obesity in young women is a major public health concern. Few data are available concerning the epidemiology of malnutrition especially obesity among pregnant women in the developing countries. A cross sectional study was conducted at Khartoum hospital during February-April 2008, to investigate prevalence of underweight, obesity, and to identify contemporary socio-demographic predictors for obesity among term pregnant women in Khartoum Hospital, Sudan. After taking an informed consent, a structured questionnaire was administered to each woman to gather information on educational level, age and parity. Maternal weight and height were measured and expressed as body mass index (BMI - weight (kg)/height (m) 2). Findings Out of 1690 term pregnant women, 628 (37.1%) were primigravidae, 926 (54.8%) had ≥ secondary educational level (minimum of 8 years) and 1445 (85.5%) were housewives. The mean (SD) of the age and parity were 27.2 (6.3) years and 2.0 (2.1) respectively. Out of these 1690 women, 94(5.5%) were underweight (BMI of ≤ 19.9 Kg/m2), 603 (35.6%) were overweight (BMI of 25 - 29.9 Kg/m2) and 328 (19.4%) were obese (BMI of ≥ 30 Kg/m2). In multivariate analyses, obesity was positively associated with age (OR = 1.2, 95% CI = 1.0-1.1; P< 0.001), and with women's education (OR = 1.8, 95% CI = 1.2-2.7; P = 0.001). Obesity was positively associated with parity in univariate analyses only (OR = 1.1, 95% CI = 1.0-1.2; P = 0.02) Conclusion The high prevalence of obesity in these pregnant women represents a competing public health problem in Sudan. More research is needed.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectOVERWEIGHTen
dc.subjectUNDERWEIGHTen
dc.titleEpidemiology of underweight and overweight-obesity among term pregnant Sudanese women.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderRayis et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2010-12-20T16:01:03Z-
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