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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
A Cross Sectional Study to Determine the Association of Maternal Nutritional Status Risk Classification based on MAMI with Birth Weight
Mallesh Kariyappa | Sreesarada K | Chikkanarasa Reddy P S
Abstract: Introduction: Birth weight is a predominant factor responsible for child survival. Low birth weight is an independent risk factor for development of Malnutrition in the children. Maternal anthropometry and her nutritional intake diversity before and during pregnancy are critical factors influencing birth weight. Maternal nutritional status is related to Age, Height, BMI, Presence of Anaemia, MUAC, other medical illnesses and mental health. Method: After the institutional ethics committee clearance, Data of post natal mothers regarding age, history of associated chronic illness Pre pregnancy weight, height, BMI, MUAC, Hemoglobin, Mental health assessment which includes PHQ 2 score and risk classification is done as not at nutritional risk, at some nutritional risk at severe nutritional risk which was based on MAMI classification of Mothers at nutritional risk with Birth weight is collected during the study period from APRIL 2023 to MAY 2023 and interpreted by statistical analysis. Results: Out of 75 Mothers included in the study, mean age at pregnancy was 23years, Mean height 143cms with standard deviation of 5.1, Mean weight of 44kg with standard deviation of 5.25. Mean BMI of 23.48 with standard deviation of 3.83, Mean MUAC 23.85 with standard deviation of 2.23. Mean HB of 10.0 gm/dl with standard deviation of 1.15. mean birth weight 2.52kg with standard deviation of 0.36. 28% of the subjects were at risk of depression disorder based on PHQ 2 Scores. Low birth weight was 54.7%, Normal Birth weight were 45.3%. Mothers at Severe nutritional risk, at some nutritional risk and no nutritional risk were 2.7%, 94.7% and 2.7% respectively and low birth was observed as 100%, 47%% and 50% among them respectively. Conclusion: From our study we conclude that there is significant association between maternal nutritional status with birth weight of the baby.
Keywords: Birth Weight, Maternal Nutritional status, MAMI, cross sectional study, Risk classification
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 2037 - 2039