Sociodemographic risk factors associated with low birthweight in United Arab Emirates


Bener A. , ABDULRAZZAQ Y., DAWODU A.

JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL SCIENCE, cilt.28, ss.339-346, 1996 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0021932000022409
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.339-346

Özet

This case-control study was undertaken to determine sociodemographic risk factors for low birth weight in Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) over a 12-month period in 1992-93. A total of 3485 live births occurred of which 293 (8.4%) were low birth weight. The risk factors considered were mother's occupation, house conditions, place of residence (urban or rural), maternal smoking habits, antenatal care, availability of help in the home, maternal BMI and educational status. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that mother's occupation, maternal smoking, antenatal care, and lack of help in the home were associated with increased risk of low birth weight.