Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2014
Study of Risk Factors for Preterm Neonates
Mayur Bavaliya, Bela Shah, Sucheta Munshi
Abstract: Introduction: Preterm births occur for many different reasons. Preterm infants are at greater risk for short and long term complications, including disabilities and impediments in growth and mental development. Objective: Present study was conducted to assess various risk factors for preterm birth. Materials and Methods: The study conducted included 100 preterm neonates and 100 term neonates as control group. The risk factors of mothers were evaluated retrospectively by using a pre-designed questionnaire. Results: The study of 100 preterm cases and 100 controls showed that lack of antenatal care (72 %), clinical anemia (68 %), maternal illnesses like hypertension (58 %) and other antenatal complications like placenta praevia (56 %) were significant risk factors for preterm as compared to the control group. Conclusion: This analysis suggested that a substantial proportion of preterm births may be averted by improving maternal nutritional status, anemia, providing antenatal care, identifying and treating maternal illnesses and antenatal complications.
Keywords: Preterm, Antenatal care
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2014,
Pages: 9 - 10
How to Cite this Article?
Mayur Bavaliya, Bela Shah, Sucheta Munshi, "Study of Risk Factors for Preterm Neonates", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=02013710, Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2014, 9 - 10
How to Share this Article?
Similar Articles with Keyword 'Preterm'
A Case of Unusual Presentation of Takayasus Arteritis with Rheumatic Heart Disease
Dr. Viral Patel, Dr Kamal Pathak, Dr AlpeshVadher
Lifestyle Changes, Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Ureaplasma Mycoplasma (UM) Species and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Albanian Women
Edlira BYLYKBASHI PhD, Erinda KOSTURI M. D., ILIR V. BYLYKBASHI PhD, Prof. Aferdita MANAJ, Mirton MUHAMETAJ M.D.
Similar Articles with Keyword 'Antenatal care'
Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme (PTP) on Knowledge Regarding Management of Selected Obstetric Emergencies among the Final Year GNM Students of Selected School of Nursing, Belgaum, Karnataka- One Group Pretest Post Test Pre Experimental Study
Heikham GC, Raddi SA
Low Birth Weight and Exposure to Violence in Iraq
Wasan Ismail Ibrahim, Aliaa Makki Hassan, Eman Adnan Al-Kaseer