Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 62-65
Relationship Between Maternal Nutritional Status and Birth Outcome Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital Kaduna
Safiya Aliyu Tijjani, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria
Maimuna Ladidi Aliyu, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria
Kudirat Afolabi, Department of Food Technology, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria
Received: Feb. 17, 2020;       Accepted: Feb. 27, 2020;       Published: Jun. 4, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jfmhc.20200603.11      View  182      Downloads  42
Abstract
This study was undertaken to find out the relationship between maternal dietary pattern, anthropometric indices with birth outcome among pregnant women in their 3rd trimester attending antenatal clinic at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna. Sixty-seven mothers – baby pair participated in the study. Weight, height, and Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) of mothers were measured with unclothed newborn length, weight, head and chest circumference also taken. Results obtained shows mean maternal age, weight, height, and MUAC of 31.20±8.40 years, 70.37±12.73 kg, 1.620±0.07 m, 26.65±4.08 cm, and 26.63±3.80 kg/m2 respectively. Majority of the pregnant women (77.60%) had good nutritional status while 16.40%, 6.00% are moderately and severely malnourished respectively. Maternal dietary pattern showed daily to weekly intake of all the food groups with less than 50% except for bread and cereals which is more than 50%. Maternal mean intake of total protein and total calories was close to the recommended daily intake of 60- 75 kg/day, and 2500 – 3000 kcal respectively. Newborn anthropometric measurements indicated that 61.20% were mildly stunted, 70.10% mildly underweight, and 62.70% moderately wasted neonates. Head and chest circumference are within the normal range. Maternal anthropometry and dietary pattern showed a positive correlation with birth outcome.
Keywords
Maternal, Dietary, Anthropometric, Women, Kaduna
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Safiya Aliyu Tijjani, Maimuna Ladidi Aliyu, Kudirat Afolabi, Relationship Between Maternal Nutritional Status and Birth Outcome Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital Kaduna, Journal of Family Medicine and Health Care. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020, pp. 62-65. doi: 10.11648/j.jfmhc.20200603.11
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