Association of Maternal Hemoglobin and Birth Weight at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Kathmandu

  • Safiur Rahman Ansari Data manager, NESOG MNH project
  • Gehanath Baral Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital
Keywords: birth weight, correlation, delivery, hemoglobin

Abstract

Aims: To examine the association between maternal hemoglobin with birth weight.

Methods: Cross sectional study of obstetrics database at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital. Hospital delivery of over 18 years of age women tested for Pearson correlation using SPSS-17.

Results: Total of 2085 cases analyzed. There was mean hemoglobin value of 12.05 ± 1.30 (95% CI=11.992-12.103) g/dL and no any significant impact on mode of delivery (p=0.15) and neonatal death (p=0.736). There was a small but a significant correlation (p<0.01) of maternal age with hemoglobin (r = 0.106) and birth weight (r = 0.093); but a very small negative correlation between maternal hemoglobin and birth weight.

Conclusions: Optimal maternal hemoglobin during labor rules out any strong correlation with birth weight.

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Author Biographies

Safiur Rahman Ansari, Data manager, NESOG MNH project
NESOG
Gehanath Baral, Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Published
2017-06-03
How to Cite
Ansari, S., & Baral, G. (2017). Association of Maternal Hemoglobin and Birth Weight at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Kathmandu. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 11(2), 20-23. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJOG/article/view/17455
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