Risk factors for pre-eclampsia among Zimbabwean women: maternal arm circumference and other anthropometric measures of obesity.

@article{Mahomed1998RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for pre-eclampsia among Zimbabwean women: maternal arm circumference and other anthropometric measures of obesity.},
  author={Kassam Mahomed and Michelle A. Williams and Godfrey B. Woelk and L Jenkins-woelk and Sarah Mudzamiri and Laura Longstaff and Tanya K. Sorensen},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={253-62}
}
Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity is a risk factor for pre-eclampsia (proteinuric hypertension in pregnancy) among North American and European women. We studied the relationship between maternal obesity and risk of pre-eclampsia among Zimbabwean women. A case-control study was conducted at Harare Maternity Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe, between June 1995 and April 1996. Study participants were 144 women with pre-eclampsia and 194 normotensive women serving as controls. Maternal weight, height and mid… CONTINUE READING