Low birth weight, preterm birth and short interpregnancy interval in Sudan.

@article{Adam2009LowBW,
  title={Low birth weight, preterm birth and short interpregnancy interval in Sudan.},
  author={Ishag Adam and Moslim H Ismail and Abubakr M. Nasr and Martin H. Prins and Luc Jm Smits},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={1068-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether short interpregnancy interval (IPI) is associated with increased risk of low birth weight and preterm labour. METHODS The study was conducted in the labour ward of Khartoum hospital in Sudan during November 2007 through February 2008. Odds ratios (ORs) were adjusted for the confounding factors using multiple logistic regression models. RESULTS Compared with IPI of 18-30 months, those women with intervals shorter than 18 months had an increased risk of low… CONTINUE READING