Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/234497
Title:
Moderate and extreme maternal obesity.
Authors:
Abdelmaboud, M O; Ryan, H; Hession, M; Avalos, G; Morrison, J J
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics Gynaecology, University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway.
Citation:
Moderate and extreme maternal obesity. 2012, 105 (5):146-8 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/234497
PubMed ID:
22803493
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of moderate and extreme obesity among an Irish obstetric population over a 10-year period, and to evaluate the obstetric features of such pregnancies. Of 31,869 women delivered during the years 2000-2009, there were 306 women in the study group, including 173 in the moderate or Class 2 obese category (BMI 35-39.9) and 133 in the extreme or Class 3 obese category (BMI > or = 40).The prevalence of obese women with BMI > or = 35 was 9.6 per 1000 (0.96%), with an upward trend observed from 2.1 per 1000 in the year 2000, to 11.8 per 1000 in the year 2009 (P = 0.001). There was an increase in emergency caesarean section (EMCS) risk for primigravida versus multigravid women, within both obese categories (P < 0.001). However, there was no significant difference in EMCS rates observed between Class 2 and Class 3 obese women, when matched for parity. The prevalence of moderate and extreme obesity reported in this population is high, and appears to be increasing. The increased rates of abdominal delivery, and the levels of associated morbidity observed, have serious implications for such women embarking on pregnancy.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAbdelmaboud, M Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHession, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorAvalos, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, J Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-19T10:25:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-19T10:25:54Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.identifier.citationModerate and extreme maternal obesity. 2012, 105 (5):146-8 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22803493-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/234497-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of moderate and extreme obesity among an Irish obstetric population over a 10-year period, and to evaluate the obstetric features of such pregnancies. Of 31,869 women delivered during the years 2000-2009, there were 306 women in the study group, including 173 in the moderate or Class 2 obese category (BMI 35-39.9) and 133 in the extreme or Class 3 obese category (BMI > or = 40).The prevalence of obese women with BMI > or = 35 was 9.6 per 1000 (0.96%), with an upward trend observed from 2.1 per 1000 in the year 2000, to 11.8 per 1000 in the year 2009 (P = 0.001). There was an increase in emergency caesarean section (EMCS) risk for primigravida versus multigravid women, within both obese categories (P < 0.001). However, there was no significant difference in EMCS rates observed between Class 2 and Class 3 obese women, when matched for parity. The prevalence of moderate and extreme obesity reported in this population is high, and appears to be increasing. The increased rates of abdominal delivery, and the levels of associated morbidity observed, have serious implications for such women embarking on pregnancy.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.titleModerate and extreme maternal obesity.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Obstetrics Gynaecology, University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnachten

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