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Association of anthropometric indices in Iranian and Afghan infants with maternal indices in the Eqbaliyeh health center, Qazvin

Asefzadeh, Saeed and Alijanzadeh, Mehran and Maleki, Mohammad Reza (2016) Association of anthropometric indices in Iranian and Afghan infants with maternal indices in the Eqbaliyeh health center, Qazvin. the journal of qazvin university of medical sciences, 20 (2). pp. 70-73. ISSN 24235814

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Abstract

Anthropometric indices are of the best indicators for growth monitoring during neonatal period. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the association ofanthropometric indices in Iranian and Afghan infants with maternal indices. The study was conducted in 230 mothers who had health profiles in the Eqbaliyeh health center, Qazvin during 2013. Data were collected through the records in mothers’ health profiles. Data were analyzed using T-test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Of 230 infants, 119 (51.7%) were male. Mean weight and head circumference were significantly different between Iranian and Afghan infants.The Iranian mothers were older and had higher weight and height during pregnancy compared to the Afghan mothers and the difference was statistically significant. There was positive significant correlation between mothers’ age, weight, hemoglobin, and hematocrit and infants’ birth weight. There was also positive significant correlation between mothers’ hemoglobin and hematocrit and infants’ height. With regards to the results, proper nutrition, maternal health, and providing appropriate health services during pregnancy can be beneficial for improving infants’ health.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RN Health > RN1004 Health Care Management
Divisions: University Portal > vice chancellor > vcr
Depositing User: pr vcen research
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2017 04:27
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2017 04:27
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6659

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