This case-control study was undertaken to determine sociodemographic risk factors for low birth weight in Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) over a 12-month period in 1992-93.
A total of 3485 live births occurred of which 293 (8.4%) were low birth weight.
The risk factors considered were mother's occupation, house conditions, place of residence (urban or rural), maternal smoking habits, antenatal care, availability of help in the home, maternal BMI and educational status.
Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that mother's occupation, maternal smoking, antenatal care, and lack of help in the home were associated with increased risk of low birth weight.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance faible, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Statut socioéconomique, Démographie, Nourrisson, Homme, Emirats Arabes Unis, Asie, Gestation pathologie, Prématurité, Nouveau né pathologie, Facteur sociodémographique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low birth weight, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Socioeconomic status, Demography, Infant, Human, United Emirates, Asia, Pregnancy disorders, Prematurity, Newborn diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0326108
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 10/04/1997.