Nutritional Status and Birth Outcomes of the Diabetic and Non-diabetic Pregnant Women

This cross sectional study compares the nutritional status and birth outcomes of 357 diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women (203 OM and 154 NOM as control). Uncomplicated diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women ofsingleton pregnancies with age range of 19-35 years were enrolled at term in BIRDEM hospital. Maternal anthropometry and neonatal anthropometric measurements were taken following standard techniques. Educational level was significantly different between the groups The diabetic mothers were found significantly less educated (p<O.OOOI)compared to non-diabetic mothers. Highly significant differences were observed between the groups on mean maternal age, weight at term, height, body mass index (BMI), mid arm circumference (MAC)


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